Within the great mystery of Christ lies the timelessness of a transcendent bond. To those of us who believe, it is known as Spirit. Ever more intimately, this Spirit becomes known as a Person, a Living Presence who is powerfully awakening and binding us together by the gentle threads of an unspeakable Love.
Prayerfully, the struggle and pain and the vulnerability of my own spiritual quest have touched your heart, kindling a spark that will encourage and enlighten others. To be nourished by Him through one another is life’s greatest gift and most beautiful treasure. Will you begin now to discern the Spirit of Christ calling you to drop the walls that have too long separated you from the hearts of others? Will you choose to become more vulnerable, more intimate, and more generous with yourself so you create a safe place for them? Our dear Lord is calling you to come up higher—to a more intimate bond with those He has given you to know.
To know another in deepest friendship, we ask God to unravel the mystery of their heart to us. In doing so, we find that the mystery of our own hearts begins to unravel to us as well. We see ourselves as others see us and thus can begin to dismantle our false selves to discover our authentic selves. Now, through Christ, we can offer our true and deepest self to them, becoming real friends in thought, heart, and spirit. To be open and safe and ever-loving in all of our relationships is the freedom and utter joy our Lord promises if we will begin the work to claim it.
On this quiet morning in this extraordinary moment in time, you, my dear friends, fill every abyss of my heart’s love and longings. All of my pain, all of my life’s hurts, heartaches, struggles, and surrenders, all of my prayers have become priceless as I offer them back to Jesus and through Him to you. May you become ever more disciplined, ever more discerning, ever more obedient, ever more intimate with Him who offers life in total abundance.
In the warmth of His recreative Love, I remain your faithful friend. ~Betty
Will you pray with me now in the intimate bond of God’s fathomless love?