{Lingering} ~ Quiet Celebrations

How far have you traveled from the last week to this one? 

You may not realize it, but you have come farther than you think. And your spirit deserves to pause and have a quiet celebration of Him in you. Giving thanks for His help. 
How much more time do give your heart to quiet?
Even if you added only a single time more than before...celebrate!
How much less heavy is the burden from then to now?
If you shared the load with just one other person, you have lightened your load...celebrate!

How much more softer the look on your face?
Even if you can only muster up the tiniest lift in the corner of one side of your mouth...celebrate!
Have you done one thing different? Did you try something new? Celebrate!
I bet a stranger passed you on the street and returned the smile you giftedCelebrate!
What's that you say? You even said Hello out loud? Woohoo...Celebrate!!!
Hold the presses. You bit your tongue rather than spurt the usual? Celebrate!
He really is with you...
Bringing you through it...
Right by your side...
Cheering a soft, "C'mon, just one step". 
Better yet, He faces you every step of the way...
His back to the harsh winds...
His hand extended out holding yours, gently guiding...
As He steps back, you step forward.
He smiles the hugest, most loving smile you've ever seen...
He celebrates. 
He celebrates you, in your pain, yet living life with Him.
Linger in that for a good, long while. 
Soul Refreshment:
2 Corinthians 13:8-9 ~ 
We're rooting for the truth to win out in you. 
         We couldn't possibly do otherwise.
We don't just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, 
        and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. 
We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.