Robin's Blog

Springtime Dreams

IMG_6577I once heard my grandmother say,

“Every spring God says to His creation, ‘Okay. One more time.’”

That memory keeps falling on me like pink blossoms as I head out this week to be on set for the filming of the third Hallmark movie based on my Father Christmas novels. The third movie!

In a hidden place in my heart, (the cozy corner where God and I share secrets), it’s as if He is saying, “Okay. One more time.”

After the Hallmark project I fly to Los Angeles to work with a different producer on a different film project. What will come of it? I don’t know. But I’m showing up and praying lots and hoping with all my heart that God says, “Okay. One more time.”

This morning I put aside the two binders of scripts and notes and schedules and printed emails. I stopped thinking about what to pack and I sat quietly before the Author and Finisher of my faith. I consecrated myself to Him anew. Apart from Him, I can do nothing. Yet, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What a mysterious balance is found in these two truths in John 15 and Philippians 4. That balance has kept me going over the past few years as I have faced of many obstacles. My continual prayer has been for wisdom and direction.

Here’s what I wrote in my journal today. I hope it brings you courage as you live out the same mysterious balance in your life regardless of the obstacles.

Do it again, God

Speak to me

I, too, am Your creation

Say the words, One more time 

Create something out of nothing the way You did

In the beginning

Send Your Spirit to brood over the deep

Plant a garden in the Eden of my soul

Awaken the springtime blossoms hidden in winter darkness 

Make something new in me, of me, through me, in spite of me

Leave Your fingerprints on everything You touch

So it will be evident

You are the Author and Finisher of it all

For more encouragement from my Mama Robin heart to yours, read A Pocketful of Hope. Available now at BookShop.robingunn.com

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  • Gail Helgeson

    The Author and Finisher of it all. I continue to be inspired by the words God breathes into you. Grace upon Grace to you, my favorite author. He knows it all.