Friday, September 12, 2008


I can hardly take it.


God is just too much.

The last two days have brought me up close and personal with His Spirit at work in people I love. Unexpected glimpses of Him have left me speechless. Wow.


I'm completely jazzed and amazed and consumed with reflective thoughts. I find myself staring into space thinking. I linger in a chair, gazing out the window, lost in my head. (To my IRL friends--I know what you're thinking. Trust me. It's worse than usual.) I can't sleep, recalling what I've seen. And I'm not getting squat done at my house!

But you know what? I really don't care. I don't care that my kitchen's a mess and I only got two loads of clothes washed today. I have no guilt for spending a fortune on lunch or slapping together nachos for dinner. It doesn't matter that I need to lose a little weight or have a zit forming on my chin. Having a title or amazing credits to my name means nothing.

None of it matters because I've seen God!

I've had a front row seat to His transforming power. I know, I know my Redeemer lives. My body is actually tingly with excitement.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.
Psalm 16:9


He is real. He is living. He is working.

You know I have to sing again, right?

How can I keep from singing Your praise?
How can I ever say enough?
How amazing is Your love.
How can I keep from shouting Your name?
I know I am loved by the King
and it makes my heart want to sing.

Keep doing Your thing, God. Wow.


MiPa said...

I could be jealous, but I won't be. I see God in your writing all the time. If you are seeing more of God, then I am too. I love how this blogging community works. :-) Yay God! May He keep revealing Himself to us all. Please keep sharing.

Susan said...

Good morning Tami,

OK, I signed up for your updates the other day. When I opened my email this morning and read this I thought, wow, this is just incredible! It had your title "The Next Step" on top, but it didn't registar?

I thought, hmmmm, what devotional is this? Then I forwarded it to some of my friends.

FINALLY, it dawned on me, it was YOU!!! Yes, my wonderful, talented, sweet friend Tami!

OK, you need to make a devotional, I can see it now, like a gift kind of Hallmark book with beautiful pictures next to your writings!

Now, back to my daily life, got drive my son to school, drop Jordan off to work. I'd like you know how I was surprised by joy this morning~

Brenda said...

My first instinct one I've read your blog the last couple of days has been to think "Wow" that is amazing. Now I reflect, but am I watching for His working in my life? What is He doing that I am missing? I will be more aware today. Thanks.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Tami-keep living in this moment-keep those spiritual glasses on! Live it and breath it girl!! You have prompted me to be more conscious of his presence in my own life. Thank you.

In his Graces~Pamela

Dianne said...

Singing is good!! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder to be watchful for God's work all around us, not just in our own lives.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

I see you've been doing the IOW meme forever. . . I'm going back to re-read this post. It has drawn me in. . . like Pamela says, you are looking through some serious spiritual glasse here. Sometimes reading and re-reading another writer's journey makes our own more profound. I'm there with your posts. . . .