Confession time. Being Mary in Martha’s world is no easy task. But I’m sure you already know that. Making time to just sit quietly and listen requires a momentary disconnect from all the craziness that invades our space and our days. Of course we allow that to happen, but that is another discussion for another time.
Today I spent a little time at the park with my Bible, journal and pen. I’m a sucker for anyplace with water – river, stream, pond, lake, ocean or waterfall; if there’s water nearby, I am SO there.
I alternately read, prayed, wrote and just sat quietly waiting and listening. As I did, I began to jot down the words and phrases that described God and His presence in that moment. On paper it looked like nothing but a list of words. But in reality, it was my spirit communing with His, telling Him all the things I was experiencing as I sat with Him.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when we determine to engage the Almighty face-to-face. One way to begin is simply to tell Him who He is, whether verbally or on paper. In doing so, we are not only declaring our affection for Him as we tell Him of His attributes that we adore, but we are also reminding ourselves of who He is and who we are in Him. On an even deeper level, we are releasing into the spiritual atmosphere all the power and authority that is in every word that aligns itself with His will and His written word.
My spirit was refreshed today and my heart encouraged as I looked down and saw some of the words that define the Lover of my soul. They are not mere words on a page. They are part of our story (mine and His) – marking a moment in time when we sat in the park and enjoyed each other’s company.
I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.
As you sit and reflect on who He is, what words begin to flow from your heart?