Thought of the day #329

Monday, July 31, 2017
If the movement of your life is towards God, things become clearer.
If you harden your heart, the less clear things are.
Thought of the day

That is to say that some seem to struggle for clarity in their lives, in their day to day coming and going. That it seems less and less clear to them the ways to walk in.  Their hearts are hard towards God, or at least they are moving in a line away from God and his heart.  God allows their hearts to be hardened because they chose that direction to move in.

But for those who are in movement towards God, things in life become clearer the closer you are with  Jesus. Not that it is an easier life for sure, but it is a life marked by an often singular clarity on most things.

Just saying...


O God, gather me now.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

O God, gather me now
to be with you
as you are with me.
Soothe my tiredness;
quiet my fretfulness;
curb my aimlessness;
relieve my compulsiveness;
let me be easy for a moment.

O Lord, release me
from the fears and guilts
which grip me so tightly;
from the expectations and opinions
which I so tightly grip,
that I may be open
to receiving what you give,
to risking something genuinely new,
to learning something refreshingly different.

O God, gather me
To be with you
as you are with me.

Ted Loder

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