Sigh–Sometimes this form of letting out a breath is quick and short to express exasperation. At other times it is a long and drawn-out release that can express exhaustion or even resignation.
There is another sigh…
One that I would like to hear often…
It is the sigh of pure contentment.
My love, I look for that smile on your face–your upturned praise and the sigh that tells Me you know your place!
Pure contentment is not a goal that you set out to accomplish. It is the reward that comes from simply living the life I have planned for you. The willing and obedient eat the good of the land. If you are willing to see things My way and obedient to do the things I say, then I will place you on the highway and you will be blessed!
“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides thee, who works for those who wait for him. Thou meetest him that joyfully works righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.” Isaiah 64:4-5
“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:2-3
“The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.” Proverbs 16:17
“Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.” Psalms 84:4-7
“–You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth. The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners shall not drink your wine for which you have labored; but those who gather it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.” Go through, go through the gates, prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway, clear it of stones, lift up an ensign over the peoples. Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.” And they shall be called The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called sought out, a city not forsaken.” Isaiah 62:6b-12