A free-flying heart and mind and fingers for five short minutes.
No second-guessing. No over-thinking. No editing.
For Lisa Jo.
On the word prompt . . .
Ready . . . set . . .
I want you to roar.
To sink your teeth into the back of my neck and give me a good shake.
I want you to throw me on the right path.
And growl loud if I stray.
But I know you don’t work like that.
I probably won’t hear you roar.
I need to listen for the ripple of your whisper in the silence.
In the quiet.
Away from the clutter and the jumble of the day.
In the shhh times.
When the storm has passed.
But also in the midst of the storm.
And in the midst of my mess.
But I’m stuck here.
I think I know where I’m supposed to go.
I think I know where I want to go.
But stuff tumbles all around me.
Could you at least roar loud enough to make it all scramble out of my way?
I mean, I know you can do that, right?
It would make it so much easier.
Until then, I’ll just keep moving things one block at a time.
But I won’t promise that I won’t roar about it.
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. ~I Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)
Sandy, this word had me stumped this morning, but you’ve done such a great job. I love this. I want the very same thing. Thank you for saying it for me.
I asked Grace this morning what she thought of when she heard that word. “Detroit Tigers,” she said, “when they get a home run!” But it was seeing the blocks that Lillee scattered two days ago and I still hadn’t picked up that inspired me. 🙂
That was beautiful! I loved it. way to go♥
Thanks, Jessica. How great to see you here.
S. Etole says
Listening for that Great Lion … always listening. Prayers for a quiet spirit as you wait.
Detroit Tigers? Love it! Sometimes I wish He would roar, too. The sitting still and listening for the still, small voice? I’ve been on the computer too long today and have yet to do that. Thanks for the reminder.
Shelly Miller says
You’re right. Sometimes it would be good to be put on a course and disciplined plan and simple when we stray. JUST MAKE THE PATH CLEAR PLEASE! Great imagery.
Beautiful. Your words painted the clearest picture. I love it when the Lord passes by.
Louise G says
I too think this is…. beautifully said!
Susan - Penless Writer says
An interesting read and view.
“To sink your teeth into the back of my neck and give me a good shake.”
Love these words and some days long for this sort of rip.
All thru Him,
I’m loving this because we’re warned about the devil out there prowling like a roaring lion.
God’s got a bigger ROAR! Thanks for that reminder.
I love this…what great imagery!