Saturday, July 18, 2009

Heartbeat of Heaven

I've heard it said that we can hear the heartbeat of heaven. To know His plans. To rise up above the warring level of prayer into His glory.

When we hear His plans, our prayers change. Our intercession takes a tone of authority as we simply partner with Him and speak His plan of victory.

My heart longs to be close enough to hear His heartbeat. But is it really possible?

I am honestly asking, and my Abba is lovingly answering. In a precious moment of still peace, a gift of Isaiah 40:11 filled my mind.

"He tends his flocks like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs close to his heart."

My good shepherd carries His lambs. Wrapping his arms around them, He pulls them close to his chest. They can rest in His arms ... and hear His heartbeat.

Lord, create in me the simplicity of a lamb, innocent, trusting, able to be carried in your arms, hearing the heartbeat of heaven.

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58 comments:

J+M+S said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you!Went to your mission sight!! We will add you to our praying!!:)

Cherdecor said...

Sarah, Thank you for coming by my blog and visiting a while. You are welcome here any time. I enjoyed reading some of your posts and to know that you are a missionary to Costa Rica. I will be glad to visit you again.
Blessings,
cherdecor

Andrea said...

AAAAH...close to HIS heart....just where I want to always be! Beautiful post.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: Urgent prayer request at arise 2 write

Mich said...

You have such a wonderful way with words, my friend. Beautiful post.

Thank you for always having an encouraging word or reminder of who and what is really important among the busyness of one's day. Oh, to hear the heartbeat of heaven...we need to slow down and listen.

Karen said...

This was lovely and so inspiring...what a wonderful picture you have painted in my mind for this evening!

Rilda Peel said...

As He holds us close to His bosom we become childlike. His like no other. Breathing His breath in for life and hearing his thoughts for freedom. Sending God Bless You forever as His anointing surrounds you daily. Lovingly, rilda *U*

RCUBEs said...

To hear His heartbeat, to feel His warmth as He holds His children snugly....and to feel that enduring and faithful love...beautiful...God bless and may He continue to guide you with His wisdom and protect you and your family.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Beautiful...and so true!

propheticmama said...

Sarah - I absolutely love your blog site. I see lots of people stop by on it as well. I need to figure out how to get them on mine. May I add your site address to my blog for people to click on and see? Also, my friend, Denise, also longs to hear the Father's heartbeat. She actually can "feel" God's heart for people and situations. I would love to share your site with her. So nice to meet you and see how much you love God and desire to totally surrender your life to Him. AWESOME! In Him, Pat Frost (propheticmama)

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Sarah,
I was blessed by your visit and I thank you for sharing your heart with me today, hey you can splash away anytime at my blog LOL. I love the title of your blog and I will be back to read more. I am so excited to meet new sisters or (sistah's) as we say in Hawaii.

Aloha Ke Akua.. God be with you
Hugz Lorie

rebecca said...

What an awesomely beautiful post! Thank you for stopping by my blog :-)

Blessings!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

What a beautiful post!

Listening for His heartbeat right along with you!

Longing to be carried every step of the way by our Abba - who tends to His flock!

You are such a blessing!

Hugs and much love my precious gift!
Jill

Karen said...

Hi Sarah Dawn! I wanted to stop by and say thank you for your comment on my blog and for choosing to follow my blog. I welcome you to the Living Life in God's Truth and Grace circle of friends. I absolutely love this post you've written! It has made me stop and ponder. I'm still thinking about it as I type this comment - about hearing God's heartbeat. And I imagine I will continue to ponder it as I go to bed. You made such a great point when you said: "When we hear His plans, our prayers change. Our intercession takes a tone of authority as we simply partner with Him and speak His plan of victory." That very statement is really resonating with me. Talk about powerful prayer! Thanks so much for giving us these things to think about!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Karen

Karen said...

I definitely love a good cup of coffee. I look forward to getting to know you more! My husband has a huge heart for missions. Can I ask what your family's mission is there? You may talk about it in some of your posts but I've only read two so far.

Take care,
Karen

Denise said...

Such an inspiring post, thank you.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi Sarah Dawn!
This is a beautiful thought and verse from Isaiah. I read my verse of today at Bible gateway which was from Isaiah 41:10. I enjoy your blog so much and thanks for following mine. I do appreciate what you have to say about our Lord.
Collette xxxx

Debbie said...

Sarah Dawn, this is so beautiful. You really do have such a way with words. Thanks for the reminder of Isaiah 40:11. I want to be like the trusting lamb, safe in my master's arms. Oh, how I love that picture in my mind. Thank you for that.+

Leah said...

Love that verse. I am speaking next weekend at a ladies retreat and that verse will fit in perfectly with my message. Thanks for posting this and being an encouragement to me.

Leah

Janet said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Sarah Dawn, with such encouraging words! Your blog is beautiful. Have a happy Sunday!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Sarah Dawn....I read this this morning and in my quiet time and you came to my heart.....

Isaiah 49:1-3
Listen to me, you islands;
hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born the LORD called me;
from my birth He has made mention of my name.
2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
in the shadow of His hand He hid me;
He made me into a polished arrow
and concealed me in His quiver.

3 He said to me, "You are My servant,
Israel, in whom I will display My splendor."

I pray you have a blessed day today!

Mary said...

Sarah, I love to sit in His lap and hear His heartbeat!! Thanks for stopping by my place and for your very encouraging words. They were right from His heart. So thank you. :) I love YWAM! Have lots of friends in YWAM. My brother is co director in Hong Kong for many years. Blessings on your dear girl. Praying for you and your family. Mary

3 Blessings said...

Sarah Dawn,
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You and your family have been in my prayers. I pray that you are able to reach each and every person who needs to hear HIS story. God's blessings,
Amy

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Beatiful. Thank you. :) xo

Sassy said...

Sarah, you definitely have a way with words. God has given you such a great talent and you give Him glory with it!

God Bless!
~Sassy

TRUTH SHARER said...

Oh - to know and feel the heartbeat of God as He holds me close to Him! Beautiful visual!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
[JESUS - the One I EXTOL]

Kim said...

Oh how you bless us with your words and the reminders of His promises! Thank you Sarah Dawn!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Silver said...

oh wow. You blow me away too. What a beautiful family ! Truly truly blessed!!

~Silver

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog... I really like the name and tagline of your blog too... Blessings, Kim

SmilingSally said...

Our prayer should be to stay close to God, to know and do His will. Happy Sunday.

Alicia said...

That was beatiful, Sarah Dawn!!

Lisa said...

Sarah Dawn, it is so good to meet you! What a lovely post! Lately the Lord has quickened in me a spirit of intercession and you are so right. As we pray His will we take our rightful place...next to Him, in heavenly places! Have a great week. I'll be back to visit soon.:)

Sandy said...

ahhhh, Sarah Dawn, this is beautiful and I am honored that you splashed over to my blog and left me a comment! I am honored to "follow" a missionary wife! I will be talking back and forth with you a lot!

Charlotte said...

This is so beautiful. You should link it on the Spiritual Sundays blog. I see many who do that have visited you here already. I'm glad I found you by the comment you made. And yes, the header picture was taken in Sedona, AZ. I took it through the car window as we were driving away and you can see a little of the reflection on the window. Some day I hope to go back and take a better picture.
Blessings,
Charlotte

bp said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed visiting yours. May God bless your family today!

Jillian said...

What a wonderful prayer request!

christy rose said...

Great Post Sarah Dawn! Hear the heartbeat of heaven?! What a wonderful thought!

Lori said...

Yes, yes, yes! Beautiful post. Thanks for the reminder of the blessing of His love.

outdoor.mom said...

amen :-)

Hope said...

Hello dear Sarah Dawn,

How sweet! And why do we not allow Him to carry us?

In my recent trip to Tennessee, I was able to see a few of my sisters. We talked about our need to put our complete trust in God. It is not always easy to do, often difficult, but very necessary and the only way to have true peace. I want to rest in His arm.

Thank you for this touching post!

♥Hope

Kim said...

Oh, my. What beautiful photography and inspirational writing. Lovely blog I've just discovered!

Heart2Heart said...

WOW! What a beautiful and moving post this way. I completely feel drenched by the blessings that I received by stopping by here this morning.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon said...

What a great post, words to ponder for the day!
Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to visiting again.
Have a Blessed Day!

Yolanda said...

Uueeeee Sister, YOU ARE SPLASHIN' Miss Sarah Dawn!!!


Lovingly,
Yolanda

twofinches said...

Honest questions are questions God loves and sincere wonderings make His heart glad! Thank you for the simplicity of truth found here

Live4him said...

I do like your writing style, good job. =]

Darla said...

that is beautiful, your entire blog is as well. nice to meet you! hope you have a great week!

whenpigsfly said...

I loved this post!!!! I don't comment often, but your blog really blesses me Sarah Dawn!!
Linda
at www.smithsoup.blogspot.com

Pilar said...

What a great post! Blessings to you

L.H. said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such an inspiring comment!

Karen said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Karen

Just Be Real said...

This is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are such an amazing writer. We will be praying for you!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

You are always a blessing Sarah Dawn. I enjoyed this and just want to sit in my Saviors lap and let him wrap me up!

Hope said...

Hello Sarah Dawn,

I just had to comment on the loveliness of this photo. Did you take it?

♥Hope

Just me said...

WOW! That is just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Blessings,
Vanessa
PS-Thanks for sweet comment you left me in my blg!!!!

E @ Scottsville said...

Okay, this picture reminds me a LOT of the one I posted this morning over on my Photography Blog: Thru My Eyes Check it out!

Melanie said...

This is what I have been praying...that the message of HIS HEART would be the message of mine.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Shaina said...

That is quite possibly the most beautiful blog post I have ever read. :) Thank you for your inspiring words.