Unanswered prayers

While my head was bowed in despair from grief,

under the cover of darkness-

God lifted me into the journey of a lifetime.

Across a vast, deep canyon,

through still waters

He carried me

into greater beauty-

wisdom and

authenticity.

I was blind,

but now safely on the other side,

I see.

I wanted life to be easier –

now I’m grateful for unanswered prayers

and a God, who works in the pitch black night of the soul

to deliver us

into His greater glory.

 

True beauty

Will you cultivate superficial beauty only to be admired?

Or will you allow your God-given natural radiance to shine?

I hope you find the courage to show them your insides.

Underneath all your vain attempts to belong in this world,

you really are stunning.

With your gorgeous, peace-loving presence

and spiritual connection,

you have the power to leave people wondering

where you came from.

Whether or not you agree,

I truly believe you can dazzle a crowd

and point them straight to God –

just by being who He created you to be.

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Life’s work

We need more brave souls,

who are willing to undertake the radical migration

from the safety of their heads

into the wilderness of their hearts.

Don’t worry,

I’m not advocating for you to lose your mind-

I just want you to know that thinking only travels so far.

There’s an ethereal world out there that we can’t plan for.

Right around the corner,

infinite landscapes exist …

luscious pathways of the soul lead to ever more.

You can’t even fathom the beauty until you step out the door,

and I want you to experience every drop of it.

I want you to bask in ray after ray of perfect love…

joy, connection, the Divine,

pristine sunshine …

and brokenness – it’s part of the deal.

Storms come,

and the fullness of life will break your heart.

If you want your spirit to soar,

you have to go beyond the ends of what you think your limits are.

The journey begins with a simple prayer –

Then, with every courageous yes

you’ll learn to follow grace like a treasure map.

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The riches found in prayer

I’m here to tell you the good news:

There is a gemstone treasure waiting to nourish your soul in the quiet depths of contemplation.

If you could begin to fathom the wealth of graces waiting for you under the surface of life,

you wouldn’t hesitate to dive right into the crystal clear pool of silence.

I encourage you to swim boldly into prayer,

deep into the beauty of hope.

Even though it’s hard to let go of  the comfort of surface life and you’re terrified,

while the frosty water bites your skin,

and you imagine creatures hungrily swimming up

to devour your last resolve …

I’m here to tell you:

it’s worth it to carry on.

I know what I’m talking about because I had the grace to believe.

I dove into faith and lost everything,

even my own life,

before I discovered the miracle of infinite riches He’d created for me.

Now I’m alive in truth, bejeweled in dignity.

I finally realize my worth as the daughter of a King, and

I want the same for you.

The question is:

Do you have the courage to take the plunge?

How much are you willing to surrender to dive ever deeper,

into the sacred mystery of His love for you?

Are you willing to lose yourself completely?

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Related Scripture

“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” -Luke 9:24“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” -Luke 9:24