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Let Us Shigionoth!

Sometimes it can be so difficult to write.  I look for inspiration in the world around me.  In little things a friend says or hearing the laughter of a stranger in the store.

There is so much in my heart to say, and yet it doesn’t gel into a clear story to tell, or a thought that would lift others higher.

 Yet my writing can seem so

 fruitless at times.

There is no Erato to ag me into a creative bliss.

I search The Word for answers, for inspiration, for insight, for a moment of intimate oneness with the one who knows me through and through.

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail, and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18 NASB)

In the beginning of chapter three of Habakkuk it tells us that this a prayer of Habakkuk according to Shigionoth.  It is praise and worship that is done with Wild Passion and a rapid rhythm.

Habakkuk’s prayer is done in a highly emotional, loud, hands clapping worship service – perhaps a service of one.

So today I Shigionoth with my Lord, who is the Lord of the Dance, in whose arms I am not afraid, because in Him all things are, Yes, and AMEN!

My gift of writing has always been to His service and, when the time is right, He will pull forth from me the treasure that He has invested into me from the beginning of time.

Worship, not because He needs it, but because I need it.  I need to confess who God is in my life.  He is the author and finisher of my faith, my stories, my future.  And if I were honest, it never was mine, it is always His.

So today sister, crank up the music with me, let us Shigionoth!

~1000 Gifts and counting~

~For the sound of Joseph coming in the door

~For a email from a friend who moved away

~for warm sweaters and fireplaces

~for safty in bad traffic

~for a phone call that all is well

~for pink polish

~for chicken and dumplings

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Posted by Diane W. Bailey on January 30, 2012
10 Comments Post a comment
  1. 01/30/2012

    Wow, I soooo know this feeling! There are days… ugh. Better not to say anything than to say something empty.

    As for Shigionoth-ing – have you seen Joyful Noise yet? I’m currently Shigionoth-ing to the soundtrack 🙂

    • 01/30/2012

      Wish I were there with you, Shigionoth-ing! I have not seen Joyful Noise, but I’m making a note to do so!

  2. 01/30/2012

    I love this.. i want to Shigionoth (not sure if I spelled that right or not) I love your writing. and your idea of it as quite the act of worship. I especially love your ending.. He will pull forth the treasure He has invested in me.. what a glorious image. Blessings as you write !

    • 01/30/2012

      Jen, You honor me, Thank you. I hope you Shigionoth today and everyday!

  3. 01/30/2012
    pam artman

    Amazing! And love the pics!!

  4. 01/31/2012

    I must have forgot to resubscribe when you changed your blog address. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any posts from you lately and then realized it was me, not you. Ha ha! I started reading your book this week and am really enjoying it. =)

    • 01/31/2012

      Thanks Jamie! I lost of lot of subscribers when I switched over, but I really love WordPress. Glad you like the book! ~Di

  5. 02/24/2012

    Thank you, so much for linking. I am honored.


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