Saturday, February 14, 2009
Oh, I Know That!
Do you really accept the message that God is head over heels in love with you?
“Oh, I know that, it’s old hat.”
We believe so much, but in the bump and grindings of every day living, where is this One we say we love and trust?
I so love how the Father of my spirit is always calling me unto a far greater revelation of the unlimited insatiable love He has for me.
The following words from Brennan Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel) have been used to freshly pierce my heart in the upward call, “That I might know Him!”
“Several years ago I made a 30 day silent retreat in the snow-covered hills of Pennsylvania. One word sounded and resounded in my heart throughout that month. Jesus did not say this on Calvary, though He could have, but He is saying it now: I’m dying to be with you. I’m really dying to be with you. It was as if He were calling me for a second time. I realized that what I knew was straw. I had scarcely glimpsed, I had never dreamed what His love could be. The Lord drove me deeper into solitude seeking not tongues, healing, prophecy, or a good religious experience each time I prayed, but understanding and the quest for pure, passionate Presence.”