Saturday, March 10, 2012

Finding My Path

In the sacred ground of this present moment, I find myself seeking a path, a direction for the remaining years of my life. I want it to have mattered that I walked upon this earth. Has my life made a difference? Rhetorical questions without answers… for now.

Maybe it’s the Lenten season. I desire a closer walk with Him who loves my soul. I want to pour out the oil of my devotion on His feet, wash them with my tears and dry them with my hair… if only I had hair like that woman we have read of so often.

Or maybe just to get close enough to Him to touch the hem of his garment so I could be cured of my infirmity like the woman with the issue of blood. Can you imagine her? This poor woman couldn’t attend the temple and worship because of her “issue.” Mine may not be the same as hers, but I do indeed have an issue. What about you? What is your issue? What is it that keeps you from pure worship?

Lord, deliver us! Prepare us for worship. Keep us from evil that we may not sin against You or the family of believers. Help us to have the eyes of Christ and the stamina to do what You ask. Forgive us for the times we have turned our backs upon those in need.  In Jesus’ name I pray!

Psalm 25:4-6

The Message

4 Show me how you work, God;
School me in your ways.

5 Take me by the hand;
Lead me down the path of truth.
You are my Savior, aren't you?

6 Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God;
Rebuild the ancient landmarks!



  1. Dear Tamara,
    What a beautiful post. It touched my heart and made me cry!

    Your words express so clearly what I’m going through at this time in my life as well.

    I’d like to let you know that I’ll be praying for you and would appreciate if you could pray for me too.

  2. Most certainly I will be praying for you Myriam. And so I pray: Abba, Father, hear my prayer on behalf of my sister Myriam. Sometimes we may appear strong and want to follow after You like Peter did, then we step out of the boat only to lose our focus and become surrounded by the storm... raise our hands... raise our hands so You and only You can lift us from the mire. ~AMEN!

    1. Amen to that and thank you very much for your prayers.
      I pray that very soon, Tamara, you will smile and say: "Thank you Lord, things have never been so good!"

  3. Very beautiful post, Tamara. Your desire for a closer walk with God really speaks to my heart. And I find that the biggest issue keeping me from a closer relationship is MYSELF.

    I will keep both you and Myriam in my prayers. May God Bless you both.

    1. Thank you so much for your prayers, Eileen.
      How great it is to trust in the One who is always ready to help us in times of trouble.

  4. Thank you Eileen. I believe there is a lot of truth in your statement about the closer relationship being ourselves that keep us from that step of growth (and faith).

  5. Amen to YOUR prayer which is also the prayer of MY heart....
    A hearty "me, too" to your longing for direction for the rest of your life. We walk the same path, my friend.

  6. Tamara, this is a beautiful and deep and meaningful post and this is the second time I've shared with it and not commented. I can say with certainty that it sure does and will matter that 'you' have walked upon this earth and, that 'you' do and will have made a difference.
    With loving thoughts

    1. Oh Rose! Thank you so. Life is a path, isn't it?

    2. Tamara, I think (and have meant to say before) that your header photo depicts life (in a pictorial way) perfectly.


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