“The road back to God is a road of moral effort, of trying harder and harder. But in another sense it is not trying that is ever going to bring us home. All this trying leads up to the vital moment at which you turn to God and say, ‘You must do this. I can’t.’”—C.S. Lewis (via suchaprettysmile)
It’s a season of change; the old gives way to the new and slowly I’m becoming more and more of what HE wants me to be. My every step in line with His and my every breath a prayer. I’m not there yet; I won’t be there for awhile, but that’s ok. It’s a time of learning and growing into the rose that will one day beautifully bloom. I wanted to stay inside the bud because it’s comfortable and warm, and what is required of me is easy; however, that beautiful voice has spoken to the bud to start to grow and begin to bloom; therefore, I cannot stay just as I am. It is through the elements of the weather that the plant grows, and though it may be hard, the end result is glorious. It’s just like the beginning now. I’m learning to breathe.
“Sometimes the idea of living as a hermit appeals to all of us. No demands, no needs, no pain, no disappointments. But that is because we have been hurt, are worn out. In our heart of hearts, that place where we are most ourselves, we don’t want to run away for very long. Our lives were meant to be lived with others. As echoes of the Trinity, we remember something. Made in the image of a perfect relationship, we are relational to the core of our beings and filled with a desire for transcendent purpose. We long to be an irreplaceable part of a shared adventure.”—
Ephesians 3:17-19 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.