Sweetness

There is a sweetness in the air this time of year.  No, it’s not all the sugar that we use in baking all those yummy Christmas cookies and Holiday treats.  I don’t know, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside and can sense the sweetness that accompanies that.

Too sappy?  As I sat down to write a post, list of ideas before me, I decided to change direction.  I decided to sit a moment and just look into my heart and see how I feel.

As a “church goer” for many years, “feelings” seem to be put on the back burner by some.  I have actually heard many a sermon instructing Christians that feelings are not something to base your actions on.  Say, “I believe”, rather than, “I feel”.

Say what???  Being a person that feels the presence of God and feels how others are doing, etc., that just goes against who I am.  I could study the Bible till the cows come home and walk away with very little memorizing of scripture but my heart is full of it’s meaning.

I love that about me.  I love that others are more theological and logical.  After all, isn’t God that way?  BOTH ways?  How can I be who I am not?

I tried that growing up.  A right-brained child in a left brained house – so to speak.  We were given a lot of creative things to do but had to create a certain way.  Explain that to the God who created armadillos or stripped horses – aka zebras.

I’m being silly in some ways.  But it is just fine and dandy to use your emotions. They are real.  So, back to my opening line…..

I feel a sweetness in the air today.  A cozy comfy feeling and I love it.  Could be Christmas or Holiday Season or just the love of Holy Spirit surrounding me.

Can you feel it?  Here’s a fun one for you…..

Enjoy!

Cate B

 

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13 Replies to “Sweetness”

  1. BAM!!! you did it again!! you were def created to write AND touch the heart strings of the people who read your posts!!
    this was one to make me think (again)..lol…it’s good to get a different perspective, which you have done with this once again!
    and, need i say, i love the song…so sweet, so loving, so real…yep, love her voice, love the rhythms and the sweetness bringing it all together…what a nice blog post Cate!
    like i said, you did it again!! xx

  2. Sis; just wanted to let you know I love the music, but also wanted to let you know that when it comes to memorization, I am also lousy at it. Yes there are favorites that I do know, but in talking one on one, most of the time when I give Scripture (without my Bible handy) I paraphrase it and tell the verse in the way that it means. So dear Sis, you aren’t the only one with “short-term memory verse syndrome!” LOL!! I am like you in the same way that I read it and let it become a part of me. It’s like the Apostle Paul wrote (my Bible at hand), “….clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.” – 2 Corinthians 3:3.

    1. LOL – thanks Roland! And that verse you wrote (with bible at hand) – wow- I’ve read that so many times but so much clearer now! Thank you. 😀

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