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Soar Into Places of Rest

Sunrise photo I took at GulfShores, Alabama

Sunrise photo I took at Gulf Shores, Alabama

Soar with Me into places of rest
Sing with Me unto joyous celest’
Step with me into palaces blessed
Stay with Me unto eternity’s breadth

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“Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
Psalm 55:6

As followers of Christ, we can enter into His rest anytime and anywhere.  However, we all have those times when we feel the need to get away from it all.  From the pressures and responsibilities.  My husband and I had a chance to do just that this past weekend, by spending time at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  

I have written before about how much I love the ocean.  Walking beside it, and listening to the waves lapping against the shore, brings healing to my soul.  This weekend was no exception. 

As we were driving back home, I told my husband that I couldn’t remember a time that had felt so relaxing and enjoyable.  It was a sweet trip filled with special moments of spending time together and of rest. 

Since my camera and tripod were on my essentials pack list, I also spent time taking lots of photos.  When done sorting, I hope to share many of them with you soon. 

I captured the shot above on our last morning at the beach.  As I viewed the sunrise and saw the seagull flying gracefully towards the horizon, I thought of how I long to just soar away from all the problems of this life and enter into my heavenly rest. 

One glorious day, the Sun will rise in our eternal home and never set.  Oh, for that day!

© Sue Nash/2014

Every Day ~ God is There

This solitary duck looked absorbed in the peacefulness of the morning

This solitary duck looked absorbed in the peacefulness of the morning

Every morning
When I awake,
I find You there .
Your presence is comforting,
And I breathe in Your love. 

As I start my day
And rush off
To who knows where,

I hear You whisper.
Your constancy is reassuring,
And I rely on Your help. 

When the evening winds down
And I’ve nothing left to give,
I know You care.
Your goodness is pleasing,
And I partake of Your rest.

Every day, all day long, I know God is there.

No matter how many times I see one, I don't think I'll ever tire of watching sunrises

No matter how many times I see one, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of watching sunrises

“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139: 9, 10

©Sue Nash/2014 ~ poem and photos

For other poems of mine, see Poetry Corner

Before the Sun Rises ~ I Will Seek You

Up early, before the dawn ~ To see this photo with Scripture added, go to Heavenly Raindrops Images

Up early, before the dawn ~ To see this photo with Scripture added, go to Heavenly Raindrops Images

Before the sun rises
Before awakes the dawn
I will find You
I will join Creation’s song

Before the noise begins
Before life’s clamor rings
I will hear You
I will listen to what Truth brings

Before the demands start
Before busy challenges arise
I will seek You
I will absorb all Love supplies

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
Proverbs 8:17

Sue Nash/2013

For more of my poetry, see Poetry Corner

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! ~ Word

A Bible, worn from years of use, is a beautiful sight.

A Bible, worn from years of use, is a beautiful sight.

Morning is the theme this week.  With a photograph, I show something that describes my mornings.

I learned a long time ago, when I start my mornings by reading the Bible and spending time with the Lord, my days go better.  Through our time together, He prepares me for what lies ahead.

At morning’s first light,
may I lay aside other things,
To read from God’s word
And hear His soft whisperings.

One of my favorite sunrise pictures that I took recently

One of my favorite sunrise pictures that I took recently

Sometimes I get up early enough to have quiet time with the Lord while watching a sunrise!

Sue Nash/2013

For similar posts, see Weekly Photo Challenge

From The Daily Post

Until Next Time

Pretty sunrise on my way to work one morning

Pretty sunrise on my way to work one morning

There is something so peaceful about watching a sunrise, especially when seeing its reflection on a still lake.  I chose this photo for today’s post, because I want to leave a peace-filled blessing with all of my readers.

Although I will miss reading your posts and dialoging, the Lord is calling me to a time apart.   Until next time through blogging , I pray that you experience God’s peace and the richest of His blessings.

Sue