“77” by Dianne Timmering

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Today is my mother’s 77th birthday or it would be if she were still with us. Two “7”s. The blessings of the number 7– the power of the promise of restoration-sevenfold. But what does it mean?

The number 7 is predominant throughout the bible and is symbolic for Completion, Perfection, Restoration, Fullness. So I have spent the morning contemplating the truths of these numbers and the deliberate intent of the message. I miss her so and in fact when I was cooking turkey last Thursday she was sitting with me on the metal red stool and telling me what to do with such clarity that I even got the salt pinches right. She is active and well in heaven because on earth in her Parkinson’s laden body she was imprisoned like a “walking dead.”

She shows up again today and it is good to be with her and she is telling me something again and that to share with each of you to fully occupy your time and space; do something in it, and with it. Don’t waste a breath or a moment of fear on not doing something or not saying something. Step into your divine call and say what you need to say to whom you need to say it. Rest in your divine passion of restless dreams and stir filtered hopes so that the fullness of the prayer, want, and desire of heart can be. Step into your own world of life so that on the seventh day there is rest and no time wasted and fullness of being. Shimmy the lock off the bonds of complacency, self-restraints, idleness, and rage.

Two “7s” . . . double the restoration. Yield to the possible; complete yourself. Be full.

Dianne Timmering, MBA, MFA, CNA Vice President of Spirituality Signature Consulting Services, LLC


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