My name is discernment
Trust what I reveal and know
I show you the hidden things
You’d otherwise never be told
I show you opportunities for blessing
And how to count sorrow as joy
I whisper God’s wisdom
Amid this world’s noise
I sense when something new is brewing
When it is time to block an attack
I sense calmness and times to be still
When to move on and when to hold back
I’m a gift, don’t ignore me
Shut me out or throw me away
Embrace me and listen
Trust what I say
You steered me into the storm
On my trusty boat I went
But the winds picked up
Soon flailing overboard
All my senses spent
This was the way to go?
Why on such a rough sea?
Isn’t there a smoother path
Somewhere designed for me?
But the wind against my sails
Taught me a lesson or two
Gave me new strength and courage
And pointed me straight to you
You will make a way through this uncertain road
You’ll clear a path and illuminate my stepping stones.
Where will you take me? You will not say.
Only that you love me and you know the way.
Along the path my Lord leads me, whispering as we go.
Invisible safety embraces me disguised as a “not now” or a “no”.
Holding me to say “wait”, releasing me when it’s time to go.
Where he is leading me, I don’t yet need to know.
Start a fire in my soul
Speak truths to me
Let them be known
What do I walk away from
What do I keep near
What step of faith do I take
Shout it so I can hear
There’s a little extra pain in my tears
A little more sorrow in my heart
The struggle is getting the best of me
Each day I’m not sure how to start
One breath at a time
I slowly move forward and pray
That I’ll see something, hear a word
That sounds different than it did yesterday
Discomfort causes me to stop and listen
What is it you’re trying to say?
My normal devices are saying nothing
So I’ve got to look your way
In the space between
Faith and fantasy
Moving forward and looking back
Making my own way, finding destiny
Wanting more yet feeling no lack
You are the warmth I feel
when driving at night
The hope I feel
when nothing is right
The melody in my song
When I don’t have a tune
The vision in my head
When I don’t know what to do
I bare it all
Exposed to You
My kind and heavenly judge
You’ve watched me cry
Now let me fly
As I move with Your nudge
And when I don’t yet have an answer
It’s time to stop and wait and see
Let you unravel the questions
And reveal more truth to me
Several years ago I had a dream. In my dream, I was kind of hopping through the treetops and I could see everything going on down below from a higher vantage point. What I saw below was like an obstacle course. It was very very busy and noisy. There were swinging ropes and tunnels and mazes. It was nighttime but bright neon lights were everywhere. It looked exciting and fun but also potentially dangerous. And as I was looking at it all, I wondered how I would ever know which course to take.
Some dreams, and I have a ton, just stick with me and that has been one of them. And often times I can see the parallels between my life and that dream. It is so full of activity and choices. It is full of possibilities, both good and bad. But when I am walking the ground down below and all I can see is the obstacle right in front of me, I lose sight of the bigger picture and have trouble deciding which way to go. So maybe that is when I go to the treetops. Get up higher to see the bigger picture. Get to a place where the noises are quieter, the lights are softer and the perspective is bigger and clearer.
So how do I get to the treetops?
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Isaiah 55: 9
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.…”
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”