Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Time to be Refined

There is a time for everything.
A time to stay and a time to go
A time to be and a time to do
A time to listen and a time to speak
And a time to change
Today the gentle breeze is whispering in the coolness of autumn and with it comes the anticipation of all it brings. 

Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Football games
Sweaters and Hoodies
Colorful leaves giving way to bare branches

I am embracing this moment.   Seeking the unveiling it brings. 
As the brilliance of the summer sun gives way and the space between day and night draw ever closer, I seek to be stripped bare.  I no longer wish to hide in the lush of abundance that surrounds me.
Rather, in this moment, I seek to be altered.
A time to be refined…

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2011


  1. seeking the unveiling with you ..... oh, how i love that!

  2. Beautiful! "I seek to be altered..." So true in any life yielded to Him... an altered life only truely possible on the alter of Love. You wrote this so beautifully.

  3. A time to be refined... this is really the name of the season I am in. So special it must be that God even gave me a new name for this season.

    Your words about Sept 11 gripped my heart. Didn't realize you were right there - in DC, and that your husband could have been one of the 9/11 heroes...

    Thanks for sharing so beautifully.

    I feel close to you dear Denise.

    Thanking God for you...


  4. My favorite time of year. Fall speaks to me like none other. Coolness, colors, closeness. A good fit with my heart.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog to say hello. I really am a fan of Lisa's book. Take good care of your heart, friend. It's such a lovely extension of Jesus.