After posting my thoughts from Macrina's book, I decided I wanted to post thoughts from Scripture that, for me, are a part of that first post.
That deep call within me that I journaled about in the post?
That call to life?
I believe, as I journaled in my post, that call is from God.
The psalmist wrote in Psalm 42:
...my soul pants for you...my soul thirsts...deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls, all your waves and your breakers have swept over me...
God's waves and breakers sweep over me when I am attentive and aware to his presence. Those sacred and holy waves are always there to sweep over me, to refresh me...but if I choose to follow the world it is the stress, the anxiety, the fears of the world that roars around me.
Matthew 7 talks of judgement, asking of God, entering through a narrow gateway...and then in verses 24-25 he says:
24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.I must choose to be attentive and aware of God's call in order to hear "these words of mine..."
Lately I have been thinking of discovering and seeing God within the wind that beats against me. I have been thinking of recognizing God's presence within the dark times of my life. But, if I am not practicing disciplines that allow my soul to rest in God's presence and pay attention to his words during the "quieter" how can I recognize him in the messiness of life?
These are simply rambling thoughts that I was holding as I journaled the first post.
Many Blessings ~ Sandi