It’s been a while… because…and that update is in my next post! My friend messaged me yesterday and suggested a little ‘kaizen,’ a Japanese word, loosely meaning small, continuous change that will eventually add up to big change. Kaizen, could be little things such as cutting down sugar, slowly, building up exercise, gradually, small amounts of time aside to read, adding up to books completed. You get the idea.
For me. Writing small amounts that will affect the habit once more. So today. I’m writing and musing a little…
There are two verses that are dancing around my soul this week.
The first – one of my favourites.
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph 3:17
The other is the promise of the new song sung from despair in Psalm 40.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Here’s a poem I wrote ‘The Song’ Inspired by Psalm 40
This darkness can swallow whole.
It echoes down here.
In the slime.
Surrounded by the mess of me.
A new fragrance as I meander putrid alleys.
Faint somethings of a new sound.
A dancing breeze, blowing in a new choreography.
I reach. Wings beneath.
Thunder, wild, declaring.
You hear. You hear.
You rescue. You’re here.
We sit. We feast.
I’m singing. A new song.
I’m seeing. You. In me.
Father God, I pray that we hear your song, your song of extreme affection. That we know the true meaning of you rejoicing over us, your dancing and spinning around in joy. Give us ears to hear your love songs, songs of hope and future – and when hear them, that we will believe them. I pray that we will know the beating of your heart. That we respond to the divine romance and our song will join yours. Amen.
You are loved,