"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

2.22.2010

Abiding Monday



Prayer from my journal

Lord, I feel like I get a glimpse of you
then I loose it
I get a touch from you
and then it is lost
How can I live in those moments
more present
more aware
more abiding
more lasting

Does anyone else feel this?

19 comments:

Denise said...

I understand my friend, bless you.

CountryDreaming said...

I have heard that our mountaintop experiences with the Lord can be short because otherwise we may become overwhelmed, and the Holy Spirit though strong, is gentle. (And plus, we come back down from the mountain to share with others.) These glimpses of heaven can lead us to follow Jesus closer to the Father. Here on Earth our journey is not complete, so we can all relate to some degree and easily feel what you describe, Mary.

The Charm House said...

How often I feel this way Mary!!! Thank you once again!
I also wanted you to know that a few Ga. Bloggers are going to get together in Hoschton, April, to plan a fall gathering of Ga. Bloggers with an emphasis on art. I want you to be there to help plan, can you????
Love you,
Yvette

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I feel that way lots! Wishing you a wonderful week Mary!

lori vliegen said...

oh yes, mary.....i feel this way SO often!! and you've broken it down into such a wonderful little prayer that's easy to remember....thanks so much for sharing your heart with us!! :))

Elena said...

Beautiful prayer. Also feel that way sometimes; it's a matter of finding the balance perhaps.

Just Be Real said...

Yes, I too have been there.

Finally Free said...

Oh Mary,
Yesterday, I felt so close to the Lord at church. I did not want to leave his presence.

I try to worship alot. Spending time in worship helps me. It is the way I stay connected.

I wish I could live and feel His presence always.

I totally get this prayer. I am praying along with you.

Blessings,
Tammy

melissac said...

I've certainly been there too and in some ways am there right now!! Thank you as always for helping me to step back and revisit my life!! HUGS!!

Poetic Artist said...

This is so true..Do you think it is us that takes our eyes off him and move our hand trying to do it our self being stubborn instead of asking...I know that is me..LOL
Katelen

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

"Abide in me" the Lord asks of us. How difficult to do because most of the time we don't know how to keep clinging to the vine. Real life intrudes but it is in real life that we can find the key I think!

I too found joy and meaning in creative faith journaling- now at least I remember what I prayed about in the morning, what God said, what I read! Before, I just forgot and it was as if I never spent time with the Lord- what a waste!

Rebecca said...

I sure DO identify! Just yesterday I read a portion of book by Jack Hayford in which he suggested "Keys to sustain faith in difficult times". He cited 6 (none of which would have surprised me, but the restatement of them was powerfully helpful). I even blogged about the first one yesterday!

Bren said...

Don't you wish all our mistakes could be covered up with a thick layer of gesso! I've been pondering your post, it raises more questions than we will probably find answers for. I suspect our hearts will continue to yearn for his presence until we see him face to face. We were designed to be an intricate part of him, so we yearn for what we cannot fully know just yet and get glimpses of what is to come. So I rest in the relationship, knowing that he has me and I am his and even though I may not perceive it, he is at work in the secret places of my heart. Vine life and abiding at its best!

Mechelle Harrison said...

There are so many things in this world that we allow to distract us. Thanks for the reminder to constantly stay focused.

Butterfly Works said...

Mary, I hear what you are saying and I understand...I think because we are human, He can only give us glimpses and moments because we can't take more than that...I feel He put a hole in each one of us that only He can fill and that hole will not be complete until we are with Him...I just keep thinking about Moses and how he couldn't look at God and even after being with God, he looks and everything about him was changed. I want more of Him too.
Meanwhile, I feel I just have to be available.
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

S. Etole said...

many times, Mary, many times ...

sarah said...

I feel like that too much of the time...

Bren said...

What is it about work spaces that seem to lead to total chaos :-) Hope you get dug out soon and get back into your creating groove! Remember a day making art is a good mental health day. Thank you for all your encouragement, it's fun getting to know you better. (also posted this on my blog after your comments)

the wanderer said...

thanks for your message on my blog. even though i am able to express my love without fear, sometimes i feel a well of emotion (sadness) when i give so much love away, especially in the case of a just ended relationship. that's when i need to re-center again--on LOVING my life and re-fill my cup. and that's what i'm gonna do this weekend.
life is for loving. it should never stop...
i look for a glimpse of Spirit in my silence/in my heart. I know i'll find love there but i have to quiet my mind--it only knows of the world.