Eyes Above – Let’s Go God-Gazing

Photo Credit: Found on Facebook

Photo Credit: Found on Facebook

This post began as a little “entering the new year 2016 ministry update” for my e-mail list, but it formed into something else, my thoughts – musings with God – as God just breathed a little WITH-NESS/sturdiness/His Voice into me. I sent it out, but it is a little “musey” and “wordy” so maybe it would fit here… And speak to you too.


“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.”
(Psalm 19:1-6)


I think that is my mantra, my goal, my resolution – if you will – for 2016. (Though I didn’t resolve to make 2016 resolution/s… Moving on…)

I tried to figure out so many things this past year: identity, wholeness, healing, rest, and stability (and not being overwhelmed)… even Being With “God With Us.” And that’s all good… in a way.

It took me over 9 months to get my footing (somewhat) in a new-to-me ministry with new responsibilities. I had health stuff too, which, in retrospect, took its toll on my body. Recovery takes time (I now realize).

Yet I just need HIM, to know HIM, seek HIM, BE WITH HIM – Relationship. The Rest will fall into place, overflow from WITH HIM…

And it – life – was good, part of the time. It wasn’t a mountain-high all of the time (nor should it be), but it wasn’t something…??? What? – I don’t really know… 🙂 I guess I’m still learning, growing…
(Maybe you understand?)

Still The Journey – My Life.

So I’m letting go of trying (again and again) and comparing and keeping up and keeping sane and steady…

And I’m recognizing (sometimes again!!!, sometimes deeper, sometimes a different perspective)




I am thankful the God of the Universe is the God of the Present-Presence WITH Me.

The Gift

Of Grace

Already Given for Me.




Of the Kingdom –

Past, Present, Future –

My Identity written before ME,

Now remembered, claimed, and clothed.

(That’s for another post…)

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

In His Image

Reflection – But I need not worry about that.

I reflect the One whom I Gaze Upon.



Eyes Above.


Published by Shannon

An American girl displaced and replaced at the bottom of Africa.

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