Why a blog from me, someone who has never been a writer, someone who has never been articulate or had a solid grasp of the grammar world. Because God told me to write. Several years ago a life storm invaded my family. God kept telling me to write it all down. I argued, but He would not let up. This went on every day for a couple of weeks until one day out of frustration, (I'd like to say it was out of obedience), I picked up a pen and paper and wrote for 7 hours straight! Do you think maybe I needed therapy and God knew it?

I've been writing ever since and have learned to love it! I started out sharing my stories with friends and family. I've now been published in a Nashville church paper, Our Daily Journey (a devotional site of RBC Ministries), PCCWeb Daily Devotional, Ruby for Women Ezine Magazine, and I am a contributor in the book Alabaster Jars, Life in Abundance Collection 2.

Why Ponderings? During this life storm, God led me to a pond in the woods behind my home. There He met me each time, teaching new lessons, reminding me of old ones, showing His presence and allowing me to feel His love through the surroundings of that pond. I found myself returning over and over to ponder, pray and praise. A healing of my heart took place and out of the experience came my first book, Ponderings From the Pond, then a second book, Ponderings From My Porch, and now a third book is in the works along with a memoir about my storm.

Why am I making myself so vulnerable? Because God has done so much that I cannot keep quiet. I have to share. Jesus's last words to his desciples were, "Go,tell." We are his disciples too and this is just one of my ways of telling.

I'm no scholar but I have heard God's voice in my spirit, experience His love daily, and have a desire for others to experience this also. I would love to share with all who visit and I would love to hear from you. If my sharing gets just one to ponder, to be quiet with the Father, to see and hear from Him or to be reminded of something from Him, then this is worth my vulnerability.

As you visit me, sometimes we will be at the pond, sometimes we will move to the front porch, and sometimes we will just be here, there, and yonder. Thank you for coming and please feel free to come back anytime, you are always welcome here.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19:14


My first book, Ya Know What I'm Say'n, has been released.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hunger and Filling

Sometimes the hardest lessons are learned in the hunger.
   Sometimes the blind eye can only be opened through hunger.
      Sometimes the guidance needed and the requests bestowed come answered best
          Through hunger.
And the only filling of this hunger is the manna of words, the very presence of Himself, the Bread of Life.

I depend on food, and not so very good ones for me way too much.
   I depend on my mate too much, at times.     
      I depend on my feeling too much, at times.
         I depend on my own time table too much, at times.

I want to be totally dependent on my Heavenly Father,
   I want to be cleansed from the inside out.
      I want to lay down requests that are deep in my soul, and then let it go.
          And so I will let myself go into hunger to be filled up totally by Him.

Several years ago, Tuesdays were appointed times to be on the knees, tasting only what is good, the Word, Holy and Pure, sweet beyond measure.  An answer came.  I quit the physical hunger. Now I begin again to beseech, petition, and praise on Tuesdays only to be filled by Him.  May I come to His feet, His throne of grace for you too?  I would be honored to do so.  If you are not comfortable to leave a comment or prayer request here, please send me a personal FB message or e-mail. ( Krbrid@aol.comI assure you it will stay confidential!
I did not advertise this post on FB.   I prayed, asking the Lord to send here for this one whoever He chose.  If you want to quietly leave, that is fine.
May God bless you abundantly with His filling.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
Phillipians 4:6

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone…this is good and pleases our Savior.”
First Timothy 2:1

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:6

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Psalm 34:8


Jenn said...

You blessed my heart this morning! I have been praying for the past couple of weeks that the Lord would make me hungry, desperate for HIM. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you Jenn. May He fill you with His sweet, sometimes convicting words, His sweet presence, and His sweet, sweet, unconditional love! :)

Lisa Maria said...

Hi Kristin

I wanted to tell you that I'm doing the same thing on Fridays and I post a Prayer Request on the Thursday before so people can add their intentions. I hope you don't mind but I'm mentioning this on my blog so others can see and send in their requests to you as well.

I'm currently praying for these people, if you'd like to add their names I'm sure they would be grateful:

Mandy ,Dawn, Marsha, Tara, Sonya and Jenn.. all facing different trials. For my own daughter in college.. Brianna and for another friends two children in college.. Alyssa and Ryan.

Please feel free to pass on anybody you'd like me to pray for as well. I'd be happy to add them to my prayer list.

Thanks so much and may God bless your efforts.

Love & Blessings

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Whenevr I hear or read of someone who is this "hungry" to see and to hear the Lord in their life, I just say a prayer of thanks and gratitude right then and there. That kind of sensitivity is rare these days. There is so much noise and busy-ness out there that we just don't even know what it is to be hungry, to want cleansing, and to know Him and His will for us. Some of those prayers are hard ones. To say that you want to be totally dependant on Him. I thought I was, believe me, until the day came when I was facing chemo treatments, loss of a business, loss of everything in my life. I don't know where the Lord will take you, but I want you to know that I truly learned that all that I have is all that I need. He saw to that. And since going through it all, I can testify here that it was worth it just to learn that He is sufficient and keeps His word and does all that He says He will do. God sees your heart, your deepest desire to grow into a woman after His heart! And I just pray even now, that He will bless you abundantly as He wraps His arms around you!!!!!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you Lisa Marie, I will come to you and post.
Cora, Thank you for your kind, sweet words and testimony! I feel the Lord has taken me far and I have learned much, but if there's more, I want to learn all I can. My "hunger" is for the prodigals out there who need to come home to the Father and be filled up by Him, one of them very dear to me!