Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Today’s text

Philippians 4:4

Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude, and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.


All of life, all that I am, is to be offered in relationship to you, who are Love. And you receive me, all of me, leaving nothing out, nothing untouched, nothing unforgiven, nothing unredeemed, nothing that is not transformed into the joy of knowing you.

So I bring all I have been and am. Though I am largely a mystery to myself, you know all that I am and know it in the love you are, receiving what I bring with open arms, eager to enfold a child of your own making, a heart born from the generosity of your own.

So I come, bearing the load of my life, my heart eager to be lightened of its futile cares.

But I already am lighter. Gratitude flows from the unseen fountain of being within me at the sound of your voice, ‘Release your worries; tell me all your desires.’ At this, the heart hears the long-sought sound of home.

And the soul rises. For gratitude is much lighter than the cares of the heart. It is weightless and makes me so. I walk with feather step amid the wounded of earth, my transformed being a living prayer that your love might lift their souls into the flight of freedom and joy.
Then only shall we comprehend your peace, though it passes any understanding we possess. Still, we will know.

Pr. David L. Miller

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