As I’ve sought to relax into relationship recently by spending quality time with my family, it has been a period of great pleasure, joy and excitement mingled with adjustment and adaptation.
Because we’re all works-in-progress who change with life’s circumstances, alter with the different seasons we are in.
I have also discovered how easy it is to lose sight of God when our lives are full of other people and other things.
We can forget that God is a relentless Lover of our souls. He craves our company, relishes relationship.
He is continually knocking at the door of our heart to seek admittance, hoping we will allow Him in.
Being with other people is exhilarating and exhausting, often both at the same time.
People are unpredictable, driven by their own inner needs, emotions and desires.
We all have the capacity to disappoint and let one another down, or cause worry and concern.
We need to withdraw sometimes to rest, recover and refuel. Being with God in the silence is a great way to unwind.
Communing with Him is beneficial to body, soul and mind. God is consistent, true to His word.
He will never leave us feeling weary or depleted; on the contrary, God will renew and revitalise us by His presence.
His grace is sufficient for our every need; He restores and remakes us.
I know I cannot do life alone. I depend on God for all the energy, strength and wisdom I need to see me through each day.
My life is all the poorer if I neglect to seek Him during the mundane moments, look for Him in everyone and everything.
We can relax into relationship with Him because He is faithful, loves us unconditionally and always has our best interests at heart.
I’m joining in with fellow wordsmith friends for five-minute-friday as we write from the heart without worrying about perfection. Today’s prompt is:‘Find’. Do come on over and read the great posts at Kate Motaung’s place. You’re warmly invited to join in with this wonderful writing community.
You are in cuckoo’s early morning cry
Breathed out in birdsong from on high
Filtering through the fingers of a new day
Soft streaming light with dawn’s bright rays
Inviting me to pull back the curtain
Arise now, let go and unfurl,
let you into my inner world
I hear you in swish-bend of trees
Sense Holy Spirit whispers on the breeze
Feel your footsteps tender tread
on the stairs of my hollow heart
Hear your voice echoing everywhere
as I begin to make a fresh start
You are the soul solace I seek
You are seeping joy
found in darkness deep
You are treasure mined on earth
You are Life, creativity,
energy, wholeness, new birth
Lord, let me find you here today
Make me receptive in every way
Waken my senses
Alert me to presence
Because you always long to be found
and your radiance shines all around
And when I finally
find myself in you
I see Love threaded through
because you offer only the best
So I exhale my deep-bone weariness
reach out thankful to receive
soul refreshment, grace and rest
“But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you truly seek Him with all your heart (and mind) and soul and life” ~ Deuteronomy 4:29