Monday, April 4, 2011

Sacred Living

Joel 2:12 (The Message)


Change Your Life

12 But there's also this, it's not too late—
   God's personal Message!—
      "Come back to me and really mean it!
       Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!"

How do you find nourishment when you hunger for a more sacred way of living?

I’ve discovered a lot of junk in the basement of my inner self. Old wounds, past losses, and shameful deeds may lie covered, out of sight for most of the time but there they hide, and they are still troublesome.

A good old fashioned spring cleaning may be needed. Not just in the living room of my life, but down to the depths of the basement as well; not just tidying up a bit but getting rid of all this accumulated stuff. Things I’ve held onto for years that have become rotten and putrefied and need to be purged. Perhaps that’s the purpose of the Lenten season – to allow us a spiritual spring cleaning.

So… where to focus? Prayer? Fasting? Reading God’s Word? Giving – and not just of funds but of time?  Singing of Psalms?  Praising when I think I cannot?

Forty days of Lent to draw us ever closer and they are already half over.


My Prayer ~
Here I am, Abba, Father ~ seeking nourishment for this insatiable hunger for a more sacred way of living.  Fill me, Abba! Fill me with Your Spirit.  Direct the steps I take and permit me to be mindful of those around me who may be ever thirsting for living water and the bread of life.               ~even so, Amen!
because we're His,
~Tamara