“When I stop trying to BE God I can begin to SEE God and that is beautiful.”
“We live in a frenetic society that is high on content. We speedily scroll blogs and articles, pump out posts and tweets multiple times a day. I daily skim and scurry over words, many of which are just filler.
But poetry has no filler - every single word has been carefully chosen with significant intent. Every single word is important. And if every word matters, you have to read it slowly. “
“What if we sang instead of asking? What if we took an hour a day, a day a week, a week a month, a month a year and worshiped instead of asking? What if we were people who were so sure of who was fighting for us that we stopped asking and sang, prayed out God's character, spoke out a verse and let the questions rest? What would my life look like? How would this change me? “
“I have been afraid of pruning because I have allowed myself to believe the bad press God gets in our culture. I have been afraid because I have believed that God is cold, unfeeling, mean, cut throat and brutal. And in these times, in the times when God seems to be more mysterious in his workings, I hold onto what He told Moses about himself, "The LORD, the LORD is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands.." (Exodus 34:6-7) I believe it because this IS who he is.”
"The problem, I have realized, about praying safe prayers is that it keeps God small. Small enough that I feel like I can control him. Small enough that He can neither surprise me or disappoint me. It keeps Him falsely manageable. It keeps God at bay and un-wonderful. Just a little distant but also weak. It keeps my relationship with him polite but not intimate. Safe but not exciting. Tidy but not messy and transformative. "