Thursday, November 17, 2011

THURDAY'S TREASURES with guest writer LISA BUFFALOE

Kneeling on Tipedtoed Knees
Written By
Lisa Buffaloe


Early on Saturday mornings I meet with a group of women to pray. No agenda is given other than to pray as God’s Spirit moves. We gather before God’s throne, and I can’t wait to see where God’s Spirit will lead. Often we wait in silence, listening to God's Spirit and responding to the counsel of His Word.


Praise, thanksgiving, and scripture float as voices are filled with joy or weep for those lost, ill, or hurting. Our prayers have winged across continents to pray for the persecuted church and covered those needing healing, help, or salvation.


I visualize our group huddled together on knees before God’s throne, bringing our spirits before our Abba, Father.


I feel so small. I’m a tiny girl, kneeling on tiptoed knees wanting, needing my Father’s guidance, anticipating His presence.


How I desire every moment to live with open ears and heart. To unclench my hands to receive all He longs to give, and my feet ready to venture wherever He leads.


And God meets us. His arms always open, His ears attentive to His children’s cry.


These precious moments…The God times. The absolute wonder and amazement of being able to come in His presence aren’t limited to Saturday mornings or only for the elite. These moments are open for all who seek. God promises… I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. (Proverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 29:13 NIV).


O that I would remember and my soul would stay knelt in God’s presence, tiptoed in anticipation of His wonder.


Want to join me?


Want to join Him?


“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me” (Proverbs 8:17 NIV).



Lisa Buffaloe is an avid blogger, writer, (not sure what to call my show now – Internet radio show host for Living Joyfully Free, podcaster???), and speaker. She’s an active member of several writing organizations and critique groups, leads Bible studies, and has spoken to writer and women’s groups.

Her past experiences—molestation by a baby-sitter, assault, rape by a doctor, divorce, being stalked, cancer, death of loved ones, seven surgeries, and eleven years of chronic illness from Lyme Disease—bless her with a backdrop to share God’s amazing promises. God’s love is unending, and through Him we find healing, restoration, and renewal.

Lisa is contributing author of The One Year Book of Joy and Laughter. Her articles have appeared in Guideposts Online magazine, Angels on Earth magazine, (in)courage.me, So You Want To Write, National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs, Rest Ministries, Writer Interrupted, The Christian Pulse, Christian Fiction Online magazine and various other sites.

Her manuscript, Nadia’s Hope, placed as a finalist in the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest, placed as runner-up in the 2010 American Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) Genesis Contest, and won Best of Conference Award for Adult Novel at the 2007 North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference. Her manuscript, Prodigal Nights placed second in the 2010 Great Expectations Contest, and the 2008 North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference.

Lisa and her husband are Board Members for Gospel Harvesters International

Lisa is represented by literary agent, Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.


http://www.lisabuffaloe.com/

http://www.livingjoyfullyfree.com/


http://www.fliterary.com/

http://www.shoutlife.com/LisaBuffaloe




Lisa, thank you for being a guest writer at the Nest. Your words always fill me with encouragement. To spend time with the Lord can only set us on higher ground. To surrender all to Him can only bring us to soar above all that tries to hold us down. Time spent with Him is the sweetest time of all. Thank you for reminding us just how precious our time with Him truly is. Many times I find myself doing all the talking. I think that's okay at times. When my heart is full I know Jesus wants to hear all that burdens me, but more than anything I need to learn to quiet myself so that I can hear all my Savior has to share with me. Blessings to you sweet friend.  









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