Saturday Digest~November 12

**Please continue to honor our Heroes, Our Veterans:

~~What would change if you knew to your core that everything ~~ every little thing ~belongs? Such an insightful post by Kristin Noelle

~~From Amy Palko~Everytime Amy writes, I find myself nodding and welcoming tears of relief.


This is for you, dear one, for when you feel rejected, unappreciated, unseen. For all those times, when you feel like your light has been overlooked, your specialness unacknowledged, your worth ignored. These words are here to remind you, my sweet, are luminous, cherished, and, yes, loved~loved beyond all measure.
Shine, baby girl. Shine!
For too long now you’ve been content to live in the shadows sitting in the back row, blending into the background, believing that this was where you belonged. But you were meant for so much more.
Your voice which you keep so small and contained, barely breaking above a whisper, was made for singing arias so sweet that the hearts of all those listening cast off their armour and melt into the loveliness of you. It was made for speaking out when others were too meek. It was made, my darling, for howling at the moon.

~~Reinforcing my current focus word, Enoikeo/Dwell, is this great post from Big, Sparkly Life:

Hold still in your loving. When the world feels a little topsy turvy…when the ground is shaking…when chaos is reigning…hold still.

Find the quiet voice of you that resides with. It is there. Breathing. Loving. Intoning messages of truth.

It is calm. It is centered. It is whole. You won’t find it rebelling. Or reacting. It will be holding a space for you to enter. There is not formal invitation…no lights flashing to show you the way. Simply an open door into a palace of sweetness and love.

Finding it is as simple as a breath…and holding the trust that you know who you are. Listen for the space. Feel for the quiet pulse of loving. Subtle as it may be, it is there….

~~Video of the Week: Free Hugs! contributed by Sue G. Thanks, Sue!

Sending you hugs…Because of Grace

Focus Word: Enoikeo

Perhaps you have noticed. Perhaps you saw a pattern at this blog. The posts here have been shorter, derivative.
A continuation of others’ words in the absence of my own.

I have been going through something.
I have been wrestling with circumstances/questions.

*How Long?*   *At What Point?*   *Is it Your will, Lord, to stay or go?*

*Red Light?*  *Green Light?*

Your will be done, Lord. Always.

But…what…is….Your Will?

Reveal.
Reveal it to me, or, at least, let me buy a vowel.

And, slowly, as the clutter and noise abate,

Slowly, the answer forms.

It was always there.

Dwell.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Psalm 84:3-5

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly… Colossians 3:16

Enoikeo.

“The word enoikeo is a compound of the words en and oikos. The word en means in, and the word oikos is the Greek word for a house. When the two words are compounded together, they form the word enoikeo, which means to dwell in a house…someone
who takes up permanent residency in a home. The person is so at home and contented in this new location that he has chosen to make it his permanent dwelling place for the rest of his life.” ~Rick Renner, Sparkling Gems from the Greek, page 61

The believer is to so yield {herself} to the Word that there is a certain at-homeness of the Word in {her} being. The Word should be able to feel at home in {her} heart. ~Kenneth Wuest as quoted in Grace for the Good Girl, page 150

Because of Grace, Draw me to it. Let the radiance of dwelling in Your Enoikeo draw me, not as a moth to extinguishing flame, but as a timid deer to life-restoring water.

I  wonder…In what ways do you focus on the Enoikeo of His grace?

enoikeo

Books mentioned in this post:

Sparkling Gems  Sparkling Gems Book

Grace for the Good Girl grace for the good girl

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