I am super excited that today is September 1st. When I mentioned it to my husband, his reaction was one of shock. That time was going by too fast, that Christmas would be here before you know it. But I am truly glad that it’s September, I LOVE fall! We already have a few trees changing colors! Here’s is my top 10 favorite things about Fall… (I told you before that I like lists…right?)
- Trees changing colors
- Leaves falling -(I do not rake my leaves, I love the crunchy sound they make under my feet)
- Bonfires with family and friends
- SMORE’S (Yumm, enough said)
- Walks (my hubby will be surprised on this one. If I am going for a walk, I would rather it be during the fall)
- Cinnamon and pumpkin candles and scents
- Hot Apple cider
Last night, I was talking to my husband about our next chapter and to be honest, I have been struggling on how to relate it to us. I have read and read and then read it again. I have prayed. But I just kept coming up blank, almost blocked. I even had the thought; “I wonder if I skip it if anyone will notice?” lol. I have been working on my picture book this week, (even wrote a new one) and have done some major researching, even re tweaking my Query letter. So while my main writing focus this week has been that, I’ve still thought and pondered this chapter. Finally last night I read the chapter out loud to Jacob. I told him about how I’ve been struggling and he just grins at me and gives me this look and said, “Duh, I can see something right away.”
Verse 1 says, “Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.”
And on and on it goes talking about how much she loves her king. It’s a love Psalm. I love poetry. I write it, have published a poetry book. I have written poems for my husband. So why couldn’t I see it this whole week? I thought about that last night as Jacob and I talked. As soon as he said the words, “it’s about how much she loves her king” it clicked. The light bulb came on. I have written lots of words about how much I love my husband, in cards, in notes and letters, even poems. I have even written poems and lyrics about God. But once I started thinking, those lyrics and poems are in some way about my struggles, my problems, about needing God during those times. Have I ever written one just about how much I love Him, and why I love Him? I definitely will be doing that now. 😉
How many times do we tell God we love Him? How do we tell Him? How many times have we thanked God the Father, for creating us? Have we told Jesus our King, how much we love Him for saving us? Do we tell the Holy Spirit, how much we love Him for living in us and guiding us?
I’m really starting to love this verse. Beautiful words do start stirring in my heart. My heart starts to overflow with everything that He has done for me and how much I love Him.
What has He done for you? How do you tell your King how much you love Him?