Monday, July 14, 2008

A Good Soaking

While reading a book of CS Lewis' letters, I enjoyed discovering a phrase of his, "a good soaking," which he used to describe one's lying down in a woods or meadow for a bit while on a walk. It resonated with me at the time; I thought it so aptly described such luxurious resting!

I feel I've been getting "a good soaking" from God lately. His gentle lessons enter my soul like rays of sunshine filtering through forest leaves, bringing warmth and comfort. He is my Abba Father and I'm sitting on His lap.

Waters of gratitude lap at the banks of my being, with kind threats to overflow and fill all of me.

4 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

What a beautiful feeling you describe here. It sounds as if you are experiencing something spiritually lovely......Jesus is the light of the world....

Esther said...

Hi Lavinia: Yes, God is gently filling where I am weak and it is so lovely! It has come subtly, like a tide that rises in small increments; I only had to surrender.

nanatrish said...

What an encouraging post! I love your blog and enjoying reading your comments on other blogs also. I long for Him to show me His glory. I want to stop being guided by so much of this world, but turn to Him for ALL my needs. He is so sweet and He is my Comforter. I also feel closer to Him in the last few months than I have in years. I want to be exactly what He wants me to be!

Esther said...

Dear Nanatrish: That's the very best thing to want to be! And it is a desire He longs to answer. It sounds like He has been drawing you closer to His heart of late - how beautiful! We are on the journey toward an encounter with glory itself. Let's walk together!