Counsel Within (Comfort I)

down the road at dusk     Counsel Within                          

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,  but a man of understanding will draw it out. 

Proverbs 20:5

A deep, quiet heart I was born with Mama said of me –

A calm child midst strife I was born to be.

Who is wise will find the wisdom hid inside

From many years of toil and strife,

Grace to glean from trials plenty.

My heavenly Father gave Blessed Wisdom for the asking 

None other can I heed; hope hung on Him alone

My heart is quiet longer – afore His word I ponder-

To glean the wealth of revelation hid before earth’s foundation –

Who will understand?

Whom will know the key to plumb the waters deep

Ere flees the wisdom within me when I sleep beyond this world –

Lest the wise delve the depth of knowledge gained anon…

poem written by Heidi Honey

In my family of five children, I was born child number 4; a surprise after a miscarriage several years before.  I came into a family with one brother turning 5, another turning 7 and a sister turning 9.  Each of us was very welcome by my Dad; he’d grown up an only child.  Mom said I was always her calm child; my brother before me was all boy and didn’t sleep much!  I have always been called shy; when I’m not quite sure what to say, I don’t say much.  I have truly grown into my mother’s prophecy  of calm as I’ve learned to walk in my Father God’s paths with the blessed peace I find through Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.

When I was young, little did my mother know what was going on in my head! I always had a chip on my shoulder, took offense easily/personally (especially after my Dad died suddenly when I was 11).  It was a tough life until I found Jesus as my Lord and Savior at 21.  The Lord has shown me that most of my “shy” is actually fear of man; a selfish pride thing.  I have been blessed to have people along the way in my journey that have encouraged me, taking time to draw out what’s inside and helping me walk more humbly.  As I muse along this path God gave me, I pray I’m like a beautiful flower, giving off the sweet fragrance of Christ as I’m pressed but not crushed, persecuted but not abandoned.  I love being a part of God’s economy where nothing goes to waste! Let me know if there’s a topic you’d like me to ponder or anything you’d like me to elaborate on.

I’ll continue musing about comfort in 2 Corinthians 1:4 at another time.

all for thee

 

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