Thursday, January 18, 2007

Here We Go!

My very own blog--how fun! After being inspired by others' blogs, I finally took the leap and decided to begin my own. So, here we go!

The words to a song from the movie Flo, the Lyin' Fly (Hermie & Friends series by Max Lucado) keep coming to my head.
Here we go, having fun,
Laughing and singing in God's creation.
Here we go, everyone,
Living it up, all God's children.
A garden of beauty, a garden of fun,
Music and laughter for everyone,
Come join the party.
Here we go now!

And that reminds me of something Michael Pearl wrote in the Jan-Feb 2007 issue of No Greater Joy magazine. He quotes from Isaiah 12:2-3 (KJV)--"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Then Michael goes on to say this:
I have always loved the imagery of that passage. It is my life. I can see my wife and me, along with our children, hilariously drawing living water from the wells of salvation, spilling it on the ground and throwing water all over each other, drinking our fill, and pouring it over our heads.

That kind of joy is what I desire--to drink deeply from life, cherishing each moment, delighting in the family God has given to me, and relishing moments of intimacy with God. I am fortunate enough to experience this joy regularly; but oh, I long for more!

And so, the adventure begins...or rather, it continues...for life has often been an adventure for me. How exciting to record some moments of the adventure here in this format! What a treasure to be able to look back, in the coming days, on the things I've written here and see a glimpse of my heart and mind in these words!

Here we go...

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