"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Friday, January 01, 2010



I long to dance for You, sing praises to You and celebrate Your Presence continually. However, most of the time I feel earthbound and weighed down. Worshipping You requires the engagement of my entire being-something I delight in and yet somehow resist. Teach me how to celebrate You more consistently, more abundantly.


Begin by lingering in My peaceful Presence. As you relax in My everlasting arms, sense how safe and secure you are. I am indeed the rock solid Foundation on which you can live exuberantly. Dancing, singing, and praying are ways you can express your delight in Me.

My very Presence radiates joy in vast, unmeasured fullness! When you praise Me, your Joy increases, as does your awareness of My holy Presence. Your body may or may not be mightily engaged in this endeavor, but I see into your heart. That is where the ultimate celebration of My Presence takes place. ("Dear Jesus", Sarah Young)

How I long to be so free in the Spirit!!! I sense this freeing drawing closer as I emotionally heal!!!

I feel that the God given talent of song/guitar He has bestowed upon me will be used mightily for His glory in the days ahead.


  1. Hi JBR,
    I'm starting to really like the woman who wrote this devotional. I feel like she "gets it".
    It is exactly how I feel. Dancing and in His Presence with freedom. I pray that you will sing and play for Him, too.


  2. Dancing in His present. What a wonderful act of freedom.

  3. JBR, the beauty of dancing in His presence is that HE does show up for praise and worship. LOVE IT!

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  5. Music is such an amazing way to feel His presence. In fact, it might be my favorite way. There is just something so basic and emotional about singing TO God. I can only imagine the experience is much more heightened when you are the one creating the music!

  6. Loved all of this...especially..."Your body may or may not be mightily engaged in this endeavor, but I see into your heart." He KNOWS...always...and forever...what we cannot even put into words...

    Song and guitar...bring it on, sister...

  7. May the Lord bless that guitar for you, sister! "Here am I, use me!" Hallelujah that you want to be used.

  8. I like the format of these devotionals: Her prayer. His response.

    But I especially like your post about making a mistake at work and how it bothered you.

    I often react the same way when I goof up.

    I try to remember: I don't have to be perfect.

    And, I don't have to be perfect in order for God to use me.

    Really digging your blog.

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

    Sweet dreams.

  9. Amen friend - Praise the Lord! He gave gifts to us! Happy new year!

  10. My life is truly lived only in the presence of God.


  11. I love her devotional books!!!
    They speak to the heart!!

  12. How Beautiful! I have moments when I feel that freedom, peace, and joy in God's presence. I strive to trust in that presence, even when I DON'T feel it.

  13. You feel this way because you are earth bound, weighed down but you are where God wants you to be righ now.....trust him and know the holy spirit is guiding you....you are sounding so much better, thanks be to God....:-) Hugs

  14. I agree with Lisa Marie. Music, especially singing, has always been my favorite way of feeling my deep connection to God and celebrating that connection.