I was reading my Bible this morning, and I came across a page that spoke to my heart. It was called “Soul Secrets of a woman with an empty nest”, and as I read it I found myself in tears. It was me. It defined everything I have been feeling the past few months and brought it into sharp focus in a few short chapters.
I have a feeling there are some other ladies out there who just may relate, so I wanted to share it with you.
Soul Secrets of a woman with an empty nest
NKJV Bible © T.D. Jakes – Woman Thou Art Loosed! Version
“God, I miss them more than I thought I would. The last child is gone – off to chase his dreams, out to sail the uncertain waters of adulthood. In days gone by, I cried out for peace and quiet, but this silence, this stillness, is more deafening than any noise.
It’s a new day in my house now, Father. A new season in the life You’ve given me. It is time for us – this lady and her Lord. It is time for me to know You in ways I couldn’t when children and teenagers were pulling on me. It is time to worship, time to seek Your face, time to find a brand new intimate place in You.
It is time for this home to belong to You in ways it never has before. Come and fill the empty rooms. Where songs of children once were heard, now let my heart sing to You. Where little voices gasped and giggled, now let me find wonder and delight in the Lover of my soul.
Lord, I welcome this time, even with its challenges. And I welcome You as never before.”