The Road to God
For some people, the road to God is clearly established through tradition and practice.
For others the path is mysterious and winding… blind with hidden corners and desert wanderings.
People who see through us
Restless hearts constantly question the ways we live, calling us accountable to our integrity. We know their faces. They are the ones with the eyes that look right through our souls / piercing our deepest depths / unmasking our greatest fears. They are the people who can tell us all we have ever done without even saying a word. And they are the people we most long to be with… even though they make us so uncomfortable that we want to crawl out of our skin.
These prophets and mystics have important messages for us if we are willing to risk drinking a strong medicine. They speak the deeper truths of our souls in ways that our rigid world denies. Desperately wanting to join their ranks, we shrink in our fear and apprehension. Yet in secret, we read their writings and dream their dreams, holding high their single holy desire as our own… we seek God too.
We seek God.
Only in humility can we even dare to imagine our face to face meeting with God someday. Perhaps this life… fragile and short though it is… should be more about preparing for that encounter than we make it. Caught up in the mire and muck, we often lose sight of Life… instead focusing the bulk of our energy on things that will pass away easily in our absence. We rationalize it as a matter of prioritizing our time or committing to a prayer schedule.
But really… it is a matter of surrendering our hearts to receive whatever God chooses to give whether it is easy or hard… to pray honestly that we want God’s will to be done in our hearts and in our lives. That means life could be a lost and wandering mess… out of our control… potentially frenetic and entirely steeped in chaos. In short… overwhelming.
Growing Your Soul
But if we can breathe through one minute… and then another… soon comes the goal. Suddenly we realize that our faith was stronger than we thought. We are stronger than we thought. God is stronger than we thought.
That’s called growing your soul. It’s dangerous territory… because once you know something about yourself, you can never un-know it again. It is a mysterious and winding journey to be sure… and oh… so very worthwhile.
Be brave and take the first step.
Get it here: A Plan to Grow Your Soul.