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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Surrender Into God

Meditation is the practise of death and resurrection. When we include meditation as part of our daily practise of prayer we are not dabbling in New Age-ism. We are simply letting go of that conscious control we hold so dear; we are opening ourselves up to the darkness between the galaxies which is the same as the great darkness in the spaces within our own hearts. Only if we have such faith in the reality of the happy ending can we let go of everything we think of as being ourselves, knowing that the Maker of the Universe who has Named us into being is there, waiting for us, calling us into deeper being. Occasionally those who meditate (the wise old women, male and female) are given the further gift of contemplation, which is beyond human thought. And until we can let go of our conscious, cognitive selves in this way, we are not ready for the happy ending.

Madeline L'Engle
Glimpses of Grace, August 16th

I feel God has been asking me to learn to rest, to trust, that place that is the "darkness between the galaxies which is the same as the great darkness in the spaces within (my) own heart". That I will not lose myself to let go of my control and I will find him even there. The way I am imagining it, or receiving it, is a picture of me sleeping in the bottom of the boat in the midst of the storm with Christ. There is so much that needs to be surrendered and there is so much need for faith and trust to be able to rest while the storm is raging around. Lord, help me to learn how to do this.
Holy is the Lord,
Holy is the Lord,
And the Lord I will obey,
Lord help me I don't know the way.
Andrew Peterson
"Holy is the Lord"
CD: Love and Thunder

4 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, Blogger H. Jane said...

What articulate language of the heart--"the darkness between the galaxies." You show courage in your willingness to be there and just be. But best is your image of you in the bottom of the boat--his arm is draped over you.

 
At 12:57 AM, Blogger eija said...

Jaime

For a long time I missread the title of your blog:

"Release the God"

All of us need to release God in our own lives - because He doesn't force. And your image of sleeping in the boat in the storm, I think it's just about that. You releasing God to be the Lord, the Master of your life.

It's frightening, but it's great!

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger gloria said...

yes Lord, help us. We don't know the way.

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger sleeping with bread said...

I love listening to you pray . . .

 

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