Deeper Life: Will you open the door?

I am
the steady beating of a drum,
a rhythm that rises out of the depths
and feels familiar somehow.

I am the wind blowing in
from a land you’ve never known
that feels like home.

I am wave after wave of
mercy crashing onto the shores
of your soul.

I am the solid ground
you were born to walk upon.

I am the diamond fire
of miracles,
the one true longing of your soul –
and I am waiting patiently
outside your door.

I can calm you into
the very center of your bones
and lead you into a deeper love.

Will you let me in?

Will you see what I can do
about those knots in your heart?
those fears you’ve been harboring like fugitives?
Will you give me a chance to melt the icebergs that have frozen you for so long?

Will you rest your head on my shoulder
and take a moment to bask in the wonder of my presence like the sun?
Truly, nothing can separate you from my love.

But will you let me in?

Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nothing can compare to the great adventure and joy of a life of faith! Yet so often we are blind to the miraculous possibilities when we embrace the Lord’s presence in our lives. There are so many ways to open the doors of our hearts in welcome to Jesus’ miraculous presence! We can experience His love in authentic faith community, sacraments, sacred scripture, communal prayer, contemplative prayer, and being of service to those, who are in need. Personally, I also love to study and read spiritual poetry, which lifts my thoughts to the mystery of our creator’s presence.

How do you invite the Lord into the doorway of your heart, and how do you experience His miraculous presence in your life? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lord give us the grace to open up every door of our heart, to let you in that your grace may flow more freely through our intellect, imagination, will and actions into a world that is starving to experience your miraculous healing love. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

written by Nicky Gant for Unite in Prayer 2/21/2022

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