Swimming for the Surface

See the source image

The sea was relatively calm. Once she got past the small breaking waves, it was easy to swim. But the thoughts kept coming. She decided to swim down, into the deep of the water for a moment. She saw dark murky sand in the water through her slightly opened eyelids. The pressure of the water pushed hard against her head, her body. She could feel the pulse of the tide also. Random pieces of seaweed and a possible jellyfish brushed against her skin.

Finally, the need for air arose. She stopped the motion of her arms, her legs, and released. Her body rushed towards the air. Simultaneously, a gulp of fresh salty air, sun on her face, seawater on her hair. She felt young again with no responsibilities or expectations. Relief and joy flooded her soul. Simple joys, water and air and sky and sun. Good things. God things.

The thoughts were clearer now, not so murky and cluttered. New her, new dream, new day.

Whatever it is that you are dreaming about, maybe that is God nudging you to go for it. You have permission to dream and to go after your dreams, no matter how old you are, no matter if COVID is in the world, no matter if politics are a mess. God is on His Throne. He made you and gave you this day, today. Since God is in control, there is a bright and glorious future. Grab on to Him and your dreams, let go, and swim for the surface. Love, Lisa

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” -Isaiah 43:18-19a

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” -John 8:36

Weightless Moment

See the source image

Close my eyes, think, feel, wonder

Begin to type without fear of failing

Pressure inside starts to crumble

As the words appear upon the screen

Praying You are pleased with me

The One who loves me unconditionally

Laughing, I imagine Your smile

And I let the words continue a bit more

Until I can rest and be and breathe

c 2020 Lisa Lyons

Freedom on the Other Side

DSCN3839

On the other side of doors, of fences, of containment, of fear, is freedom.

Freedom to run the fields, eat the grasses, feel the wind, know that you are loved unconditionally.

Freedom is Christ.

“If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed.” ~ John 8:36

Blessings and joy and freedom for your day, Lisa

What Am I Worth?

godslove

“The value of a person isn’t measured on an applause meter; it’s measured in the heart and mind of God.”  ~John Fischer

As a singer/songwriter, it’s all too easy to get caught up in rating your applause meter.  Before I knew that God loved me unconditionally, irregardless of my performance, that’s how I worked, lived, was motivated.  And I tell you, it’s no way to live.  One mistake and you’re feeling pitiful about yourself, berating yourself at every lukewarm reception.  But Jesus sees me differently.  He loved me way before I took notice of Him.  I can mess up every note, every song, and He will not change in His feelings toward me, the child that He has made.  And that makes me priceless, untouchable by applause or lack thereof.  Child of God, person made and loved by the King of the entire world.  Way too much for my mind to fully understand, but what parts I can take in, I cherish.  Blessings on your day today, Lisa

“This is what the Lord says: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ ” ~Jeremiah 31:3

“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” ~Jude 1-2