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How things can change in the course of one day!

What is happening to my body?  My right leg is swollen, even after a night’s rest.  I got up this morning feeling it “jiggle” from the fluid in it.  And I’m afraid.

But my main thought is about my ability to trust you.  Can I trust you in spite of what may happen to my body?  Can I continue to see you as my beloved, or will I only look to you for what you can do for me?  Like produce healing within me?

The body can be such a distraction to love.  It draws all the attention to itself.

I need you here with me, My love.  I need your calm assurances, your compassionate touch as I go through whatever lies ahead of me.  Wrap your arms around me, bringing love’s healing to me, to my soul.

I still must face this new development, and make decisions, and for that I need your guidance and counsel.  What should I do; who should I see?  How quickly must I give it attention?  I feel fine in every other way; if not fine, at least not unusually different.  It’s just this right leg that began swelling last night.  Is it caused by the torn cartilage in my knee, or a symptom of something new?  Is it something minor, or the beginning of a serious health issue?  Please give me counsel.

A Disclaimer:  Posts categorized “The Sacred Romance” should be read in context of the book by the same title, written by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge.  Understanding my thoughts may not make much sense out of that context.  By the way, if you have not read this book, I highly recommend it.

Good morning, Father.

The sky is so blue, and the air so still this morning.  The yard is freshly mown, evidence of your grace to us.  I enjoy the stillness of the morning and my morning cup of coffee.

Why does the dark overpower me, and lead me to desire the evil one?  How can I be so seduced by his wickedness, charmed away from your pure love?

Ah-Ha!  How stupid of me.  I’ve never seen it this way before.  I am not just committing this or that sin; I am committing adultery with the evil one.  I am unfaithful to my true lover.

The air stirs ever so gently around me; You are with me.  But I am nagged by the flies, the enemy distracts my attention, drawing me away to focus on little annoyances.  My life here in this world consumes me with non-important (but seemingly important) matters.  But they only distract me from my love.

Help me turn from this evil affair, and draw me to you, my Lover!  You have been gone for so long, and I yearn for your touch in the deepest parts of my heart.  I want to smell the fragrance of your purity, and touch the softness of your eternal skin.  To feel your breath on my face.  Please come and walk with me today.  Hold my hand and speak your love in my heart.

August 2017
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