5.31.2009

Making your Home sing Monday--In Love with God

Come join me for some good ole' Making Your Home Sing Monday fun over at Momstheword!

Today, more than anything, I want to make my home sing by making my heart sing for the love of my life.  I just want to love my God with everything I am.  I get so preoccupied with other "things" so easily and my heart needs to fall in love all over again with the God that is always sweeping me off my feet.
This photo of My Sweetness is one of my favorites.  The sun is forming a halo around her head and she's staring in joyful captivation at the rays of light streaming through her fingertips.  Such a common thing, the light of the sun.  But not through the eyes of a little child who is mesmerized by new discoveries.

I want my relationship with God to look like that photograph.

I want to be captivated by his Glory.  I don't ever want my God's greatness, his faithfulness, his everlasting kindness to become something I take for granted.

I want to explore the secrets of God.  To know the depths of his love and the breadth of his grace.  To hear his heartbeat, feel his sorrow, be caught up in his joy.  Like a little child pausing in wonder to behold the sun lacing through her fingers, I want to notice those everyday miracles God graces my life with.  I want to delight in the warmth of his rays, to continually be in awe of the brilliancy of his face.  

Tell me your secrets, God.  Come bend low and whisper in my ear.  

And we'll watch the sun dance together.

And we'll make this home sing.

31 comments:

momstheword said...

I loved this post! What a lovely way to make our homes and our lives sing for Him!

I love the picture and the fascination and the interest you can see in her face!

Getting "comfortable" with God, getting "used" to Him, taking Him for granted is not what we want to do, I agree.

When I was younger I wanted God to open my eyes to all the things He did for me, that I just might take for granted if I wasn't looking for them.

I kept a little mini tablet in my purse, kind of a "Joy" journal. On it, I would write down the day, and the little things that the Lord blessed me with that day!

momstheword said...

Anyway, I thanked Him for His faithfulness to me, and I saw alot more of His hand working.

When you pray for more of Him, why would He not want to answer that prayer, right?

Thank you for joining us. I am going to fix your link, for some reason it linked to your Friday post and not today's but I will fix it!

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Oh, your children are beautiful! I love your header.. You have a lovely little place here.. Thank you for sharing what God is placing on your heart!

Alicia said...

That was beautiful and so heartfelt!!!

Tonya said...

Wanted to say hi from Lynnette's! What a beautiful family you have!

Tonya

Beth in NC said...

Amen and amen! The desire of my heart as well.

And that picture of your daughter is absolutely beautiful. I hope you have framed this one.

Sandra said...

It is so easy to get distracted and miss the every day things God has for us, that encourage and strengthen us. One day there will be no distractions and we will see him as he is and never have any interruptions!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Joye...you are a treasure. I love coming to your blog. Your words inspire, encourage, and point us the the One who makes our hearts sing. Congratulations on being featured on Lynette's Getting to Know You. That Lynette knows how to pick 'em! This was a wonderful post as always. I love your writing. Also, just wanted to thank you for your comment on MckMama's blog and mine. (I did read all 2293 comments!) What an amazing blessing she is! Bless you dear friend...

Love,
Kelly

Mom2Valerie said...

Beautiful picture of your sweet daughter! Thank you so much for sharing your words that were once again encouraging to me!

Faye said...

What a beautiful post!Thank-u for all your prayers. We have a long way to go but I know God is with us! Blessings, Faye

Summer said...

Amen, Joye! I know, for me, I find myself in "peaks" and "valleys" per say. There will be times where I am so filled with the Lord's love that I almost burst. And, then other times where I feel as though I am not living up to His Word and I am letting Him down. I try not to dwell on feelings of unworthiness for too long, as I know that He loves me unconditionally...but, it's still a challenge sometimes....

Thank you for posting words that come straight from your heart. I can feel the Holy Spirit when reading your words and it once again reminds me of God's love, patience, kindness and most importantly...His sacrifice.

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed week...

Much love,
Summer

Katie said...

Your pictures are great and your heart makes me happy. I love her dress too. Thanks for your comments and sweetness (:

Kristin said...

You are so precious Joye! I am so glad that Lynnette featured you today......your words are such a blessing to so many people. I love the picture of your sweetness! Have a wonderful week!!

Miss Charlene said...

What a beautiful post! I love how you used your daughter's experience with the rays of light as an example! That was a beautiful illustration :)

Raye Ann said...

I love the idea of our relationship with God being like that photograph. That was such a beautiful prayer.

Blessings Always

mimi said...

So true. It's so easy to get caught up in "life" and forget to get more caught up in who gave us life!! So hard. Good reminder ;)

I love that photo too!!

Martha said...

What a beautiful picture, it perfectly suited your message for today. Thank you for the inspiration, I am blessed to have met you!! :)

Eli's Lids said...

Amen sister!! My verse right now is John 10:10b
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

DarcyLee said...

What a wonderful post! Just like John 3:30 says, He must increase, but I must decrease." More of Him, less of me! That is the heart's cry of the believer.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful post! :D Definitely something we all need to work on. God is so good to us and we take it for granted so easily.

Anonymous said...

What an inspirational blog! I am following, sister!

Laura McCann
She Who Must Be Obeyed!

momstheword said...

It is fun and sweet to look back on them and read them now. I was single then and asked God to show me the ways He tenderly looked out for me as a Husband would, and boy did He!

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Beautiful post! Congrats for being the featured blogger. :) I came over from Lynnette's blog. :)

Karen said...

I am visiting from Lynette's Blog. I wanted to stop by and say Hi. You have a beautiful family.

Blessings,
Karen

He And Me + 3 said...

Joye,

What a beautiful picture and such beautiful words in your post. I too want to always be in awe of Him and to never take Him or His presence for granted.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a beautiful post! And the precious picture represents it so well. Thank you for sharing! I pray you have a wonderful week making your home sing with our precious Heavenly Father!

Veronica said...

Joye...another beautiful post! Love the picture too!

I'm sorry I missed your last post. I have been a little behind on blog reading lately. How is your eye feeling this week. Better, I hope.

Mindy May said...

Joye ... I visited your blog from Lynnette. I am so glad I did. You have a wonderful heart for God. Also, I had corneal ulcers in bot eyes. They are very painful. I am glad you are feeling better.

~*Michelle*~ said...

I believe that God is beaming like a proud Father when he looks at His children glorifying Him in their homes.....

christy rose said...

Joye,
Wow! This is a beautiful post. I so agree with you. "I want to explore the secrets of God. To know the depths of his love and the breadth of his grace. To hear his heartbeat, feel his sorrow, be caught up in his joy." This was so captivating. I am so glad I started my day here today.
Christy

Rachel said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful post! I want to be like that too! :)

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