Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday

 “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” Friedrich Nietzsche

I had a ton of stuff to do, but I didn't care. Something inside me knew I had to do something even more important. I turned the car onto the dirt road and headed towards the isolated park. Even as I did, I felt it...a sigh inside. 

I parked the car, jumped out and walked to the other side of the pond. There was no one around. I looked up at the sky, whispered thanks, then waited. It didn't take long before I felt it....the unmistakable touch of His gentleness.

It was freezing out. I didn't stay long. Just long enough to ensure the connection between us. The rest of the day was fabulous. Grateful for....

-The power of His gentleness
-The always forever connection I have with Him.
-The assurance I get knowing He's in my corner no matter what
-The courage He gives me to take a risk, then another, and then another.
-And mostly, the hope that has lived inside me since the first time He touched me and which has never blown out.  

9 comments:

Launna said...

Uplifting, inspiring and beautiful as always Nikki ;-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I need that hope that lives inside of me...and the connection of the beauty around me

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful and uplifting post, Nikki! I love moments like that. Thank you for sharing from your heart and enjoy this beautiful day He has given us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Joy said...

Time with God. Precious:)

Chatty Crone said...

How wonderful to be that in touch to notice God being there. Hugs. sandie

Nana Jul said...

Giving Thanks...it ushers us into His presence - every time!
He smiles...The forever connection! And the touch that stays...John 10:29b no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand!
Awesome!!
Love ya
Jul

Daisy said...

That forever connection is amazing! Wonderful post.

Ashley said...

Beautiful post Nikki! That gentle touch of His love quieting our souls is overwhelmingly beautiful! Bless you dear one, you're in my prayers :)

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you Nikki.