The muted grays of the afternoon sky reflected my weary spirit. I sat on the front porch watching the clouds and begging God for a glimpse of Himself.
I wasn’t asking for much – just a hug from my Heavenly Father.
I closed my eyes and set my heart to seek Him. “Jesus. Jesus,” I whispered His sweet Name. “Be near, O God. Renew me Lord. Strengthen me Lord. Bathe me in Your Presence.”
I opened my eyes. The clouds had parted to reveal a glorious periwinkle sky. The fringe of the heavy clouds bubbled like the froth on an ocean wave. Layers of light stretched their radiant beams toward me. My spirit leaped in recognition of my Savior’s love.

“The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for Your commandments. Look upon me and be merciful to me, as Your custom is toward those who love Your Name. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over 
me. ” ~ Psalm 119:130-133,NKJV
“The entrance of Your words…”
My goodness how those words spoke to me.
God’s Word is tangible. His Word is living, powerful, merciful and true. I opened my mouth in praise and His Word entered in, filling me with His Presence, stirring a hunger within me.

I turned the pages of my Bible and feasted on the table set before me.

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