This dream that I chased for years is finally in my view. This picture is one of my horses, my super star Baltazar. Bali (his nickname) is grazing on a beautiful warm sunny February 1st day next to our backyard As I relax and sit in my rocker and take this view in, my eyes fill with tears. Tears of joy.
I whisper … thank you Lord. But, somehow that does not seem like enough. There are those moments when you are so grateful that there are no words. I only sit in the stillness and reflect on how many prayers, years of requesting for what I am enjoying at this very moment.
The sound of doves in the background is music to my soul. The sounds of nickering and neighs of my beloved horses, makes my heart skip a beat. Laying on the ground in the paddock with Bali today, and letting him graze as I just looked up in the sky, I saw a hawk soaring in the sky. He was breathtaking. He was confident. He reminded me who gives us life. How taking our next breath is a gift. Watching him fly , I cannot help but think of the scripture, They who WAIT for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
As the sunshine hit my face, My soul was being restored for the cares and concerns that I have carried. As I was literally laying down beside a 1200 pound animal, I understand the 23 Psalms better today. I have memorized it since I was probably five years old. But today, it took on another meaning. For as I was laying down in my own pastures, God’s word written by King David, came to life…
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Thankful for His grace. Thankful for His mercy. Thankful that he granted me my prayer. Thankful for His presence today with my beloved horse. Taking in all His glory on a sunny Winter day in Alabama ~
Tell the Lord what you are thankful for today !