I take advantage in this sacred moment. Called to retreat. Alone. Amidst the cool spring breeze brushing delicate against my cheek, song of life in trees dancing to raw symphony of bird and air.
God is all around us.
Even more, He is in us.
The very depth of our being sings it's own melody in the place we find ourselves this very moment.
Can you hear?
Sweet whisper, tender symphony all His own, enveloping heart, mind and soul.
Beautiful one, O child of Grace, His secret voice, intimate and sure, swells truth and love and goodness. His bidding for us never ceases.
Be crowned today with life.
Release what so tightly grips and crushes. Constraint of past guilt, present lies, grapple hard to own and corrupt joy, rob peace.
Jesus has power. He is power. Given without limit. Receive only with unclenched fists, raw, vulnerable heart. He waits for you.
May we embrace, just this moment, the lover of our souls.
May we confidently submit to His deep cutting, perfect healing. May we enter into His presence washed, purified, to drink in of His sustaining love; craving satisfied, spirit yearning. More.
By this, He leads us to our death-- for Christ is risen in our place.
Thank You, O holy One of Israel. Behold, Your Glory!
I love you, Amen.
"I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion,and every title that can be given, not only in this present age, but also in the one to come." Ephesians 1:16-21