The same prompt stirred me again so I wrote on it again. What came out this time was different.
"The thought of coming unprotected to God, as if to a Lover or Beloved makes me feel..."
Wanted - Drawn to the Source.
I know He wants me - as I am - no pretense, no games, no walking on eggshells, or doing whatever exactly how He wants it. There is no expectation of perfection because He knows all my weaknesses. There are no demands to make me perform because He knows and loves the truth of me.
Any "righteous acts" on my part only serve as barriers between He and I. He just wants me. To be. With Him.
Entangled in His embrace I become free to sprout, grow and bestow the Fruit of His Spirit. Our union births righteousness, peace and joy.
Others are changed by our connection - drawn to Him in me - they long for this union themselves. And then they come - embracing the Lover of my soul as their own.
Because He is all to me and all to them there is no betrayal, no lack, no confusion of significance. It is Divine Intimacy - shared.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Who am I?
- Jennifer - Live Courageous!
- I am a wife and mother of 3. I have been married to my best friend for over 25 years and our children are 12, 11 and 9 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost a dear friend to a tragic death. I have had a personal relationship with Jesus for most of my life. The Bible and my relationship with Christ has been essential to my surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by joining me in this process of life. I thank you for showing up to read what I have written.