Pursuing the Giver instead of the gift. Being thankful for His Presence, not just His presents.
Hoping for what I do not see
Poised for Your arrival
Yet knowing You have arrived in me
Thankful for Your Presence
Hope, Love, Grace
Always in me Living, Loving
Never will You leave
Kindness upon Kindness
Sorrows fade away
Gently guiding, guarding
Violent storms will come, will go
Indwelt, I walk upon the sea
Needing to be near my Lover
Gazing back at me!
–Delana H. Stewart 2004
I wrote this at a season in my life when I decided to lay down my dream, surrender it to God, and pursue more of Him!
Are you in a discouraging season right now? Finding it hard to be thankful? Sinking? In a hole? Read on…
You may also wish to see:
A Personal Psalm of Thanksgiving https://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/upon/
Need a great idea for encouraging thankfulness all month long?
Check out this fellow blogger’s post: http://abettermedaybyday.com/2013/10/30/super-excited-to-start-the-30-days-of-thankfulness-month-again-this-year/