Why, I often wonder, do we hold so fast to temporal things when once we let them go God’s gifts can begin to remake and shape our lives? Those of us who truly believe and hold fast to Him in hope must begin to let go of the temporal and move towards the eternal. To let go of the need to be with people and be alone with God. To let go of so much talking on the phone and talk to God. To let go of so much reading and silently ponder, wonder, press deep inside what God would have us know of what we have already read but as yet don’t really know. To begin to view the stained glass windows from within, we must run to Him in solitude and silence.
“Come,” He softly says, “Please choose me. Come and learn. Come and follow. Come and abide.”
Alone time can be difficult, but I have learned over the decades that it is in the desert of our hearts that His living water starts to flow and cleanse us to His glory that others might know and love Him too. If God is calling you-and God is always calling and coming to you-seek to understand how He is coming to you in every trial and be grateful and obedient to what you hear.
If I were truly free-free of flesh-perhaps I could give expression to all there is deep inside of me struggling for utterance, and perhaps I could teach you more. I so long for you to know more intimately the Source of all Love and wisdom, but this is God’s work; I am simply His servant. If this letter, these few words, could be no more to you than hope and encouragement, then prayerfully in His time and by His spirit they will transmute you with His love and His wisdom.
Finally, may we continue to pray for one another. For when we pray for one another, we become one another for a moment and together we are found by the Divine love.
In His love which holds the whole of humanity in a compassionate embrace. ~Betty
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