Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Can Only Imagine

Linking up with Charlotte at  Spiritual Sunday   and Laura at Beholding Glory
"Most of us can't even begin to imagine" Meg Whitman

Most days are ordinary.....regular kind of days.....but in the middle of them.....I sometimes feel this wild explosive feeling bubble up inside.  A joy....an amazing feeling that's hard to contain.  It comes from Him...I know it...from being in His presence. From taking time to talk to Him and mostly to hear Him talk to me. It's when I walk alone in nature...in the woods or along the lake near our home.....It's when I close myself off from the phone, from people....from activities...... and take time.....just to be with Him.

When I feel it.....I always think of  when you shake a soda bottle.....and the soda fizzles and pushes against the insides of the bottle. And if you open the lid.....it explodes and gushes all over the place. That's it exactly. That's how I feel.

Joy.....it comes from Him. 
Joy.....I never could have imagined it was possible to feel like this
Joy.....it's the best feeling ever. It makes me want to run...dance....shout
Joy.....it makes me feel alive and strong and determined to be the best I can to shine for Him. 
I can only imagine what it'll feel like when I walk by Your side......

30 comments:

Finally Free said...

You described the joy I feel in his presence. Exactly, like I am bubbling over with His Joy!!!

It is not of this world.....

Blessings,
Tammy

Glenda said...

Yes, I know what you are talking about!! I really like the illustration of the soda bottle. I'm glad He just keeps adding the "fizz" in our lives!

Your comment on my post about late bloomers touched me so; it's really encouraging when someone "gets" what I'm trying to say!

RCUBEs said...

What I love about His joy, it is not affected despite whatever circumstances are going on around us. That's a powerful image you shared to describe what you're feeling and so true...we can't even imagine...One of my fav songs. God bless you sister and praying always that you remain strong in His mighty power!

Whidbey Woman said...

Great video! I saw this song performed by a sign langauge choir at a memorial service and will never forget it. The woman had been a dancer, so the verse about "Will I dance for you Jesus?" was very poignant. Have a JOYFUL week, Sarah. Love you, Sister.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Isn't that joy that bubbles up just wonderful and only a product in our life that He can bring? This is one of my top five songs...and I can only imagine.

Have a great weekend...you just exploded your joy all over me...thanks!

myletterstoemily said...

you are so right! that joy unspeakable is like a
fizzy bottle of ginger ale. it just keeps growing.

Renee said...

You describe that joy so very well! Great video too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful, I know the feeling!

Love Unawakened said...

WONDERFUL song!!

Lisa notes... said...

A joy from being in his presence. Yes, I know what you mean, Nikki. Sometimes we can go outside and purposefully find that experience; other times he surprises us with it out of nowhere.

We sung "I Can Only Imagine" Wednesday night. It always moves me; always.

Joan said...

I love the analogy you used about the can of soda.

I also love walking among nature, feeling His presence...away from the noise and cares of everyday life.

Blessings,
Joan

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful song!! and yes the explosion of fizz ... is much like the way I feel when I stop and take the time to let Him and his Angels guide me.. blessings, my friend! xo HHL

Ellen said...

Oh yes, I know what you mean, Sarah. Sometimes it's also a joyful tear -- an overwhelming embrace from something Divine. A divine hug!

May God's grace and peace dwell in you.

Wanda's Wings said...

Love this song. I want to dance for the Lord.

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

This created so many wonderful visuals for me....never thought of it the way you expressed...love it, and I love His wonderful, still, small voice....that always leads me to paths of peace and healing. Much love ~ alice

Karen said...

Joy in His presence! Nothing better!

Pamela said...

The joy of the Lord is set apart from other joy. Beautiful song...ministered to me!

Blessings,
Pamela

Sharon said...

I think I'm covered in seltzer water!! Fizzy in the Spirit of the Lord!

GOD BLESS!

Gayle said...

Joy... my favorite word!

From Tracie said...

Beautiful song.


That Joy that comes from the Lord is a blessedly wonderful thing.

Saleslady371 said...

May God fill your days with His effervescent joy. He's brought you out of a hard place and I loved reading His joy bubbles up in you like that. I'm a big John Tesh fan so I loved the song, Sarah!

Anita Johnson said...

I get those feelings too...I really can't imagine what it will be like when we walk by his side.

Rhonda said...

Oh yes, what a perfect description of the joy I find in his presence....the shaking of a soda bottle full of Dr. Pepper...I find it fizzes up, bubbles up, expodes, runneth over more than any othe soda....enjoyed your post this a.m....Happy Monday ...have a shaking Dr.Pepper kind of day ....

Michelle said...

Oh how lovely it is to feel the joy that only He can give.
The joy of reading His word while He speaks.
The joy of being in His presence.

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh yes, dear Nikki... I can only imagine what it will be like on that day. The joy, oh the joy unspeakable, beyond description, there will be nothing like it on earth, so we can't even begin to imagine. But yes, imagining helps, even if what we have are shattered distorted images of the real thing. Heaven will be an experience much too glorious for us to grasp with our finite human minds!

But the way you shared your heart, your words... that soda bottle bubbling over with pure joy. There are days when I feel that way, and it takes me by surprise... it is the joy of the Lord that comes when we least expect it.

Thank you for such a joy filled post. I so needed this boost today!

Love
Lidia

Peggy said...

I love your descriptions of joy! Joy is what Jesus wants to give us. May your life be filled with His joy!

Marcia said...

What a perfect depiction, Nikki. I love it. I need some of that fizz just about now. Kind of gone flat. ;)

Much love.

Charlotte said...

It's just overwhelming to just imagine what it will be like. I love this song and I love the feeling of joy that you described. I can relate.
Blessings,
Charlotte

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Oh those precious times. Your post reminds me to keep from getting so caught up in my day that I miss these wonderful refreshments the Lord brings to me every day. God bless.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

:) I feel good now that I've read blogs for a while and felt the joy of living a life He blessed me with.