23 December 2021
Worshipping God to our weekly list to the tune of “Emmanuel”, the Holy Spirit gently led me into a prayer of thanksgiving:
Thank you Lord…
To have survived
Yet another testy year
And extreme stress.
For being my Great Defender
For being my 111 (https://www.communityofbrokenspirit.org/blog/2019-1111-becomes-111)
Couldn’t have survived the past year without you
The challenges that surmount
The relentless warfare
The tsunami of needs within and without.
Over my family and loved ones, my son in USA,
My grandkids born and growing in such times.
The sick, the needy and the troubled minds.
Lord, thank you for the capacity you build in me
To war, to give and to do the good works you have asked.
So here I am, all poured out
With the last ounce left in me, to worship you.
In spirit and in thanksgiving.
Then I hear V whisper gently to me…
Yes, the past years have been a period of bending and stretching outwards.
Ah I remember the spiral He showed me many years ago about the walk with God, a spiral and not a straight line….
But this time, it is to go inward, bending and breaking inwards - to where it starts…
I see the spiral now, and the word:
And the spiral starts turning inwards.
I remember the labyrinth He taught me many years ago… the difference between a maze (a trap) and a labyrinth, is in the beginning…. the labyrinth starts with a cross…. so that when we enter into the labyrinth, it will lead us back to the cross.
Back to the centre and the beginning.
Of all things.
Of my walk with the Lord.
To the cross.
To the smallness of things.
And it became like a tiny seashell.
Yes Lord, to where it all began.
To the small and insignificant.
Just you and me matters.
To the CROSS
To simply come to the cross
To worship and adore you.
I adore you and worship you.
With all my broken pieces
Weak and insignificant
You are my everything
You are all I need
The One and Only
My One Desire
Let my heart desire nothing else but you….
Then He showed me another R word:
Ah….. I get it:
In these last 9 days before we close 2021:
To enter into your
Thank you Lord for these last 3 Rs for the year.
So that I may enter into 2022 in your rest.
Remaining in You.
Not doing anything.
Unable to do anything.
Except to hang on to you.
And letting You hold on to me.
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