Monday, October 31, 2022

Rooted in earth, I stand while winds howl. Your quiet voice arrives, blown to me by the wind.

Am I listening, Lord? If I do not hear, is the fault with my own ears?

There is much to do and little time.

Grant me a quiet heart and a slow pace, Lord. Open up space for me to listen for you.

Thy will be done this day.

(Letter #2,701)

Sunday, October 30, 2022

I have wanted to rule the lands, I have wanted power, wealth. Sitting with you, Lord, has created a revolution inside me.

Have I learned to be small, to wait by the ashes of expired desires and ambitions?

Grant me knowledge of your will for me, dear Friend, and the power to carry it out.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #2,700)

Thursday, October 27, 2022

I look to times where later I may face choices, but what of my path now? Are my feet not already at a fork in the way?

Every moment, filled already with infinite choice.

Let me see the freedom of choosing, dear Lord.

(Letter #2,697)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

To an observer, I sit still.

Inwardly, war is being waged, self against self, joy against despair.

The weapons: Stillness. Dependence. Self-overcoming.

I am one force among many, Lord, part of your arsenal. How shall I be employed?

The war wages on.

(Letter #2,695)

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Let me be the river flowing through parched lands.

Let me be the sturdy shoulders supporting children and grandchildren.

Let me be the breeze on a hot day.

Lord, you grant me strength, let me share it. Let peace flow.

(Letter #2,693)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

As easy as breathing the next breath.

As easy as taking another step.

As easy as resting after effort.

As easy as slipping into warm waters.

Finding you, Lord, you make it not too hard. You have ever been with me, I needed only to make the great decision to see you. Why then did I shiver for so long?

As easy as accepting your love.

Let me take the easy path today.

(Letter #2,692)