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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

living centred....

wordless wednesday
wordfilled wednesday?
which option to choose?
i've spent 2 days writing my second submission to Cast magazine.
this time for its summer edition,
so i'm feeling 'worded' out!
reading Ann Voskamp's 'Walk with Him Wednesday'
i recognize how my article reflects my own response to some of her questions.
"How do we give our lives away?
Is that what it means to be centered on Christ,
the God who so loved, He gave?"

as i've previously written and posted,
as Christ followers,
as 'Marys',
our 'doing' results from our 'being'.
who we are in relationship with God through Christ,
having developed a relationship that hears His voice,
that sees from God's perspective.

when we are seeing and hearing
we can then choose, like Jesus, to be about our Father's business.

not filling our page with the scribbles of our own activity,
rather, making the mark God intends for us to make.

a quarter inch stroke?

an intricate celtic cross?
an imperfect circle...

the mark isn't what matters.
the obedience is.

for the one who loves Him obeys Him -
"Then my Father will love them,
and we will come to them
and live in them." Jn 14.23

and when God comes to live love in us
we begin to hear love and we begin to see love.
" He wakens Me morning by morning,
He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple -as one who is taught."
Is 50.4

when our ears are wakened as disciples who are taught
we willingly choose to obey.
out of love. 
on mission with God.

what matters is living in God's love relationship,
responding from a loved and loving heart.
there is no fear in love.
thus, no striving. no need to perform.
no need for it. no room for it. 

Eph. 3.19
[That you may really come] to know
[practically, through experience for yourselves]
the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience];
that you may be filled [through all your being]
into all the fullness of God
[may have the richest measure of the divine Presence,
and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

here's to a lifetime of Living.



Court said...

indeed, and to truly live "in God's love relationship" oh that would be amazing would it not??

Misty said...

What a wonderful post to start my day with.. I love being in a relationship with God, feeling loved...


Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

it is amazing! and as told us in the scriptures, it's God's <3 desire! 'draw near to God and He will draw near to you' in James 4 vs 8 - in fact it's all about Jesus/Yeshua's restoration of that relationship that was stolen in the beautiful garden... blessings as you draw near, Court! look forward to hearing of your developing love relationship!

thanks, Misty, for sharing blessings with me today too ~ so pleased to know of your day's beginnings that make all the difference to the rest of the day!

glad you've both taken time to chat~ shalom

Kara said...

very much how I want to live...avoiding my own scribbles...making the mark He intends. Thank you for sharing with us at NOBH

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