Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smoke On the Hill

(That's not a cloud in the sky....only the smoke coming from our chimney this morning!)

It's a very cold December day here in Mississippi! The fire in our Ashley wood heater is keeping the house toasty warm though. I love the smell of wood smoke. As I looked out this morning, I saw the smoke from our chimney drifting up through the crystal clear blue sky. And I thought of prayer! Prayers that I have prayed and prayers that have been prayed for me.

In Revelation 8:4 the Scripture says: "And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. " I love the picture that verse paints! In my mind I can just see our prayers drifting up to the throne of God as a plume of smoke. What a great treasure we have in being able to talk to God..."face to face"....through prayer! Do we take advantage of this treasure?? Not nearly enough I'm pretty sure!

So, how about sending up a "smoke signal" to the Lord today with a prayer. Of thanks. Of request. Of love. Of intercession. Or just whatever is on your heart. He's interested and waiting to get that first "whiff" of your prayer ascending up today!

God bless you my friends!

Marilyn

7 comments:

Deborah said...

What a lovely picture of prayer! God's blessings to you too, my friend!

Peggy said...

Very good!
Your Friend,
Peggy

Ouida said...

Beautiful - thanks.

Love you.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Marilyn,

I think that this is one of the most beautiful posts you have ever done. I loved it!!!


Leah

Pinkshoelady said...

Hi Marilyn,
I have visited you a couple times before and I'm so glad I came by here tonight. I read your last two post and hope your spider bites are continuing to heal..scary! but I loved the analogy and truth from God you showed us.
You are a jewel and I hope to stop by more often. Thanks
Pamela

Pinkshoelady said...

Hi Marilyn,
Thanks so much for coming by yesterday and YES! We would be honored for you to relay the story of God's Grace and forgiveness through my 11 year old Zoie!
Stories like that meant to be shared and to inspire others towrd the ONE who loves and forgave us.
Pass it on!

Karin said...

Catching up on your recent posts. So sorry you had issues with spider bites. Trust you are feeling much better. Just loved reading your post on prayer. Wonderful! Thanks for the blessings!