Saturday, 1 August 2009
I just wanted to share this amazing quote that reminds us not to hold on tight to 'our' ideas, insights, discoveries, creativity...There is nothing new under the sun. We all come from the same creative God.
One of my favourite authors is John Eldredge - I have all his books - if you ever need to borrow one.
This is an excerpt from 'The Sacred Romance'...
“There comes a place on our spiritual journey where renewed religious activity is of no use whatsoever. It is the place where God holds out his hand and asks us to give up our lovers* (*mine would be structured timetables, control, discipline, worry etc.) and come and live with him in a much more personal way. We are both drawn to it and fear it. Part of us would rather return to Scripture memorization or Bible study or service - anything that would save us from the unknowns of walking with God.
But if we listen to our heart again, perhaps for the first time in a while, it tells us how weary it is of the familiar and the indulgent.” - The Sacred Romance
One of my favourite songs is "Come Away With Me" by the beautiful Norah Jones - the lyrics speak to me of the heart of God who is fiercely in love with us - who wants us run away with Him ('to' Him and not'from' Him)
"And I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won't you try to come?
Come away with me and we'll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I'll never stop loving you"
As you read this post, wherever you are, whoever you are... listen to the invitation to lay down everything that weighs heavy on your shoulders - to let go of disappointments, hurts, confusion, and run free into the strong arms of your rescuer. Look deeply into His sparkling eyes that burn with intense desire for YOU...and just BE with Him today...enjoy His company and listen carefully to His whispers of reassurance and guidance for the future.
Enjoy your creator and let me know how you get on...it just may blow your expectations out of the water!
Love ya XX