31 Days: The Why of Listening

Fronds Unfurling

This is Day 2 of 31 Days to Listen, and already I need to remind myself of why I’m doing this. Already I am guilty of bringing my ‘to do’ list to God.

I’m listening Lord. I have a post to write, please tell me what to say.

How did I let that happen? How did I reduce this precious gift, this invitation into his heart, to “please fill my order and I’ll be on my way”? What makes me think that I would truly be satisfied with what he gives from his hand, when I’m being offered what he holds in his heart?

Forgive me Lord, and draw me back to you. It’s you I seek, your face. Whatever that looks like in my life, I want you, your presence. I want that peace, that knowing in the stillness of my heart. I belong to you.

Whatever else I do in my life needs to flow from knowing you, walking with you.

That’s why I want to listen.

31 Days to Listen

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An Easter Blessing for You

Make way

In the name of Jesus, may you be blessed to know the height and breadth and depth of God’s love for you. May you know the truth of his sacrifice for you; that everything you think stands between you and his love, has been nailed to the cross. He has made a way for you.

May you know forgiveness and freedom in your life.

May you see him holding wide his arms, inviting you to draw near. May you be enfolded into his embrace, and may you know the joy of his presence.

Grace and peace be with you this Easter.