It’s both my spiritual theme and the biggest fear I have that when arriving in Heaven God will say, “You made that really hard for both of us.” And He’ll be right.He invites me to trust Him while I lose sleep worrying if everything will be alright.
He promises me security within the confines of His perfect presence while I kick and scream that no one cares.
He ensures the promise of Heaven when Earth is overwhelming even as I place all of my hope in the temporal.
I'm making it hard - on both of us.
Although I love complicated prayers with big words that explain to God what I can’t articulate, I also love the simplistic, heartfelt cry of a soul that just wants to know Him. A heart that wants nothing more than holy, reverent friendship with the divine creator who calls me his own.So I pray the prayers I love still and I seek guidance from the God who ever invites me to follow Him with whatever is on my heart at the moment.
But, more frequently these days, I find myself closing my eyes and praying one prayer more than others – not just for me but for the ones I love. A prayer that I am confident God gladly answers every single time I call.
“Be thou near to me.”