Inspiration

Walk with me, I heard him say,
Walk with me awhile today.

Talk with me, I heard him speak,
Talk with me of the things you think.

Share with me the things you feel,
Share with me so you can heal.

Cry with me through your heartbreaks,
Cry with me when your soul aches.

Look with me, a new sunrise!
Look with me through opened eyes.

See with me the world anew,
See with me my point of view.

Laugh with me in pure delight,
Laugh with me it’s all alright!

Sing with me as we stroll along,
Sing with me I love your song.

Learn with me your wondrous story,
Learn with me your prior glory.

Know with me just who you are,
Know with me we’ve traveled far.

Create with me and dreams come true,
Create with me I create through you!

Walk with me on Heaven’s shore,
Walk with me forever more!

-Greg Olsen

This poem was passed out in church on Sunday. The focus of the lesson was The Light of Christ and receiving inspiration, personal revelation and answers to prayers.

I thought about things I have been praying for, inspiration I’ve been waiting for. Lately, I’ve lamented (way) more than once, “If God would just tell me how and when we’ll finally be able to bring home a child, then I could relax and stop worrying about it!” Of course, that’s not going to happen. That’s not how Faith works; that’s not how life works.

David A. Bednar said, “Sometimes relieving inspiration is like a foggy day. There’s enough light to tell it’s not night, but it’s not brilliantly illuminated. You can see just enough to take a few steps ahead... [Inspiration] occurs that way for me all the time. There’s enough for me to just take a few steps, and then the light continues to help me see just far enough ahead that I can continue to press forward.”

This is so true for me, too. Rarely does my inspiration or personal revelation come as abruptly as a light switch flipped on in a darkened room. Throughout this process of hoping for and praying for a family, I am constantly guided by a light in the fog. The inspiration and peace comes little by little, step by step.

In the beginning, and even now, this was really hard to accept. I wanted obvious, solid answers to specific questions. Over time, I came to appreciate the loving guidance, quiet peace and the counsel to trust in Him that came when I prayed.

I know God has a plan. I know I can trust him. I know He is leading me along.

XO

 

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