One Brilliant, Blissful Moment

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Art by Aeron Brown
Slow down
Take a moment
Take one brilliant, blissful moment
To breathe

Quiet the turmoil
Of raging emotions
Release the strain and stress
Churning within your soul

Look up
Look deeply
Look beyond the temporal
Look beyond your circumstances
And search the eyes
Of the One
Whose eyes are always on you

Behold His beauty
Gaze upon His glory
Worship Him in wonder
Whisper His name on the wind
Until you hear the sound
The sweetest sound
Of His heart
Calling out to yours

Let His peace flow past your understanding
Let His love quiet your heart
Let His abounding grace
And His glorious goodness
Flood every corner of your soul

Slow down
Take a moment
Take one brilliant, blissful moment
To breathe

“Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.” -Ps.46:10 tPt

I love the wonder of Christmastime. Well, I do now. But that definitely wasn’t always the case. For far too long I allowed disappointments of the past and stresses of the present to lure me away from the marvelous beauty of the season. However, over time, slowly, often painfully, step-by-step, through trial and error, and, especially, through trust, I’m finally learning to rest in Him during this time of year. I’m learning to let go.  I’m learning to let go of the stress and strain of needing things to look or feel a particular way. I’m learning to be kind to myself and free myself from the pressure of trying to meet everyone’s expectations. Mostly, I’m learning to enjoy moments–moments of splendor that are always waiting to be discovered. I’m learning to enjoy those brilliant, blissful moments–holy moments, really–that are always waiting for us when we  stop to breathe. When we stop to look up. When we stop to connect. When we stop to remember why He came.

That’s my prayer for you during this season. I pray that you will take a moment, one brilliant, blissful moment…to breathe.


10 thoughts on “One Brilliant, Blissful Moment

  1. Thankyou Cindy Yes so important to look up and away from the things that our causes pain – cos in the light of his glory and grace things do look differently. Thanks

  2. “Mostly, I’ve learned to enjoy moments–moments of splendor that are always waiting to be discovered. I’ve learned to enjoy those brilliant, blissful moments–holy moments, really–that are always waiting for us when we  stop to breathe. When we stop to look up. When we stop to connect. When we stop to remember why He came.”

    YES!!! Brilliantly said, Cindy. I’ve been becoming more aware of this Divine Dance we’ve been invited into, being swept up, filled, and surrounded by overflowing, unbridled Love. A Dance that definitely requires slowing down to stop and breathe…and just be-held! Be embraced. Everything we’ve been looking for is found here. And from this sacred place, we can live our lives and love more fully.

    1. Amen. It really is so simple. I think that’s why we miss it – why we miss Him. Fortunately, He just keeps reaching out 🙂 Learning to breathe (and lean, and dance…) is really such a glorious thing. May the season bring you much joy and many “brilliant blissful” moments of being swept up in His presence!

  3. Cindy, Ah, what a perfect moment to read your latest post. I’ve been busy preparing for a family birthday party and felt I should slow down for a bit and take a rest. So I’m in my recliner, put my feet up, pick up my iPad and your post is waiting. 😌 Thank you for sharing this beautiful meditation and painting. So I’m breathing in this blessing from our Lord through His daughter! Christmas Blessngs to you. 👩‍❤️‍👩

  4. Just beautiful, Cindy. I concur with what Mel said. It’s about the glorious moments, about every breath we take, about stopping to notice the everyday miracles right in front of us. ❤

    1. Thank you, Susan 😊It’s so true – so much of the beauty of life is found in moments. Praying you have many glorious moments with Him this Christmas season! Many blessings to you.

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