At Home in the Promised Land
Finding Counsel, Correction, and Comfort in God's Holy, True Word
Not to do great things for You
but to have great moments with You
is what I desire, what I pray.
For out of great moments
of authentic intimacy with You
emerges a life of worship
. . .a life of greatness in your Kingdom.
I am Sherry Coyle, a 54 year-old follower of Christ, wife to Darin for 30 years, mother to three grown children (Alex, Ashlee and Luke), and lover of God's Word.
Those closest to me know the still and quiet darkness of the early morning hours is my favorite time of day. Bible spread out on lap, steaming coffee and ink pen in hand, and clean journal page dated, I meet with my Heavenly Father. Frequently in need of his counsel, often his comfort, and time and again his loving parental correction.
Many mornings, in need of all three.
From these meetings, God inspires me to write.
So, thus, the creation of this space.
My sincere prayer is that my words might help the reader hear God's voice and, most importantly to me, be inspired to live life "at home in the promised land."
For a sojourner, there's just no other home to be.
At Home In the Promised Land
Reflections on Hebrews 11:8
Morning by morning, day after day, through the changing seasons of life, we make our “home in the promised land” of God’s holy, true Word.
It’s the place we let our hair down, the place where there’s no pretense, no fronts, no keeping it all together.
A place that’s real. And raw. And revealing.
A place of tears and sorrows, but also laughter and joy.
Abundant, oft’ unspeakable, joy.
After all, it’s home.
It’s our blazing hearth and much-needed warmth during the frigid, blistering winds of life.
A place of solitude, calm and quiet that shuts out the clamoring noises competing for an audience of one.
It’s our counsel, our correction, our comfort.
The sacred place where the Trinity at work is so masterfully authenticated.
So beautifully showcased.
In the Land of Promise. . .of Hope. . .of Longing.
The only home a “stranger in a foreign land” is truly at peace, and rest.
The earthly dwelling our good, sweet Father so wisely provided, as we pilgrimage to our Forever Home.
"Thy statues have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage."
"But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds."