Hear the quote.
Hello after several weeks, little blog.
And hello, dear friends.
Can you feel that? The electricity, the tremble, the whispering breeze?
He’s real. He’s here. He’s active.
God is in this moment setting about doing the very thing you thought impossible. He is accomplishing the one desire you secretly utter with tears and pleadings. He is stoking your few simmering coals. He is bidding your weary, dry bones to rise and receive life. He is opening His arms to you, safe as a fortress and big as the universe.
Aslan is on the move.
Of nothing else am I so sure.
And tonight I’d like to share something with you, something I’ve not yet shared on my blog…
I’m quite a fan of reading aloud. I enjoy both being read to and reading for others – it seems to make words come alive with a pulse and a glorious weightiness. So I decided that rather than just copying and pasting the text of a certain quote into this entry, I would record myself reading it. Maybe when you hear the words audibly they’ll carry a fresh spark for you, maybe they’ll resonate a little more deeply. I certainly hope so. The excerpt I’ve chosen to read was written by Mike Yaconelli, and every word of it describes to a tee my own journey these past three months. I’ve taken the liberty of inserting my own name where Mike originally placed his, and I’d encourage you to listen to the words in an equally personal way. You might just relate.
If you do relate, may another Voice overtake mine as you listen… May the voice of God speak quieter than silence and louder than all of the noise and clamor in your life. And may you hear Him calling you His beloved.
Here’s the link for the audio: https://soundcloud.com/emily-timmer/a-quote-from-mike-yaconelli
A brief note: In 4 short days I fly to Southern California – the beginning of another whirlwind adventure with Jesus and a few good friends. During this six week trip, our little team will minister in a variety of ways (teaching, prayer, discipleship, etc.) in California, South Korea, Thailand, and Cambodia. If you’re reading this, and you’re stirred to pray for us, I’d be delighted to have your support before the Father. We need it. And I deeply appreciate it. Your prayers for open doors, Spirit-infused transformation in each place we stay, and the unleashing of God’s love and presence are a mighty thing.
Lastly, thank you. For reading. For loving. For your friendship. Each of you.
Let’s look to the horizon. Let’s venture further up and further in.
Much love to you all.