Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transparent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ Sara Ban Breathnach

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Come Away With Me

I am reading a lot within books and within other blogs of living with a sense of presence and recognizing the grace that is...and expressing gratitude.

Something a little different to begin this glorious Sunday day!

I have journaled before how much I enjoy Sarah Young's devotion book, Jesus Calling. This morning's entry touched my soul as I begin a busy Sunday and I decided to pause... and share...
Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands, can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me.
You live among people who glorify busyness; they have made time a tyrant that controls their lives. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity.
I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path, making time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. It is a pathway largely unappreciated and often despised. However, you have chosen the better thing, which will never be taken away from you. Moreover, as you walk closest to Me, I can bless others through you. ~ Sarah Young, Jesus Calling
Blessings for a wonderful day in which you are present to the Divine that is beside you, in front of you, behind you, above you, below you...and within you!

Many Blessings ~ Sandi


  1. Oh, I love Bob Marley - he was my 'liturgist' as a teenager. Not only is his general music fantastic but his religious music (and most of it is!) is really great too!

    Just giving you a heads-up on a 'Gratitude'-related link up over at my blog :)

    This Good Life

  2. back at you as well......May you see God in a place you least expected today...p

  3. I find it pretty amazing that you can mix these good words with the music of Bob Marley!

    Great post and great unexpected things happen indeed!