By Inspirational Columnist and Author: Linda Mose Meadows

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
1 Corinthians 2:9

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China

Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China

This gift of artwork: Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China received moments ago took my breathe away, I received it after I completed this morning's devotional from a parishioner: Linda L, who stated that she prays for me daily and hoped I’d like this farewell gift. Needless to say it brought tears to my eyes. I am rejoicing and humming (really loudly) Laylaha Hathaway’s song: God’s Been Just that Good!

I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:2,3

As I prepare for another workday, I am stopping just to reflect for a moment with you that it’s evident that God loves us! Think just for a moment the many love letters, signs and wonders God sends our way. The timely news received, the check in the mail, the opportunity to reconnect with a friend, the long walk down the hospital corridor to find your loved one awaiting your visit. Oh it’s so many moments in between the hustle and bustle of living that confirms God has our best interest at heart! Was it the hand that reached for yours when only a touch would do? Was it the comfort found in friends words? It was a miracle, yes it must have been those words meant only for you. It may have been those words spoken that pricked your soul and ushered you on to move just a little higher. Love in action was surely what it was when you were rattled out of your comfort zones. What was it exactly, the need, the search and then the gift received?

This morning for me, it was the moment I redirected my attention to a small book of scriptures entitled: God’s Wisdom for Mothers 2011 by Jack Country. There was no particular section of the book I was after just some reassurance. And I must confess that what I needed was found instantly in God Delights in Mothers Who Are…Growing in Him! Manna from heaven is what I found friends. This manna was the soul nourishment I was thirsting for found in Psalm 63:1-8 (New International Version):

1 You, God, are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you,

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;

I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,

I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;

Cece Winans singing More Than What I Wanted

Or was it the lyrics of CeCe Winans I then happened upon on YouTube? Her song More Than What I Needed was an elixir to my spirit. My prayer uttered:

"Thank you Holy Spirit for the direction and all that I received this morning and pray my friends will also partake in God’s loving signs and wonders."

Well this morning friends be encouraged as you delight in God’s promises that the wisdom we long for comes directly from the throne room. Be inspired because it’s not just another day!

P.S. No kidding! As I concluded this writing, in walked Linda L. (on my job) smiling and holding the artwork featured at the top of this blog! She announced that the art work was for me and she hoped I'd like it. She further shared that she prays for me daily! All I can say to that is, "Look at God!" Lord, Lord I am truly humbled! Just wait my friends your gifts are on the way, they will come walking in your door, unannounced, no fanfare-when you least expect!

Sharing With Great Joy,

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine:

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