Laid Bare Before You
So, then, let’s make every effort to enter that “rest,” so that nobody would trip and fall through the same pattern of unbelief. God’s word is alive, you see! It’s powerful, and it’s sharper than any double-edged sword. It can pierce right in between soul and spirit, or joints and marrow; it can go straight to the point of what the human heart is thinking or intends to do. No creature remains hidden before God. All are naked, laid bare before the eyes of the one to whom we must present an account.
I felt a true intercourse with You and yet more affirmation to live contemplatively. More permission I cannot deny, more freedom in being laid bare before You. To take that hour, two, or more every single day for contemplation. As You’ve shown me, everything flows from that, and flows freely. You told me this morning, concerning what to do and who to be with, that You will show me as I obey and spend this time with You alone. And my trust in You, in this, is secure and as firm as anything I’ve felt and known. I feel free of so much. I don’t have to do or keep up with anything, but this. With You. I can trust You and what You’re doing and simply do what You put before me daily, seeing and hearing clearly as I sit and listen to You at Your feet.
Oneness. That is what I seek via intercourse with Your Trinitarian fellowship. This You also showed me clearly. My seeking has always been about oneness, and oneness with You. Slow down and just be. You’ve got everything. Do only what I hear from You, like all those in the Bible. Like Your Son. As You did, Jesus (John 5:19, 8:28). You never acted on Your own initiative, but said only what the Father taught You. You’ll show me what to write, who to call, what to do. For me, the only way to hear this clearly though, is to take the time to sit with You. This is unmistakeable.
Your presence is amazing. Your lovingkindness overwhelming.
In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria