Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Secret set within our hearts

The Secret Set within Our Hearts

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. (George Eliot)

And I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. (U2)

There is a secret set within each of our hearts. It often goes unnoticed, we rarely can put words to it, and yet it guides us throughout the days of our lives. This secret remains hidden for the most part in our deepest selves. It is simply the desire for life as it was meant to be. Isn’t there a life you have been searching for all your days? You may not always be aware of your search, and there are times when you seem to have abandoned looking altogether. But again and again it returns to us, this yearning that cries out for the life we prize. It is elusive, to be sure. It seems to come and go at will. Seasons may pass until it surfaces again. And though it seems to taunt us, and may at times cause us great pain, we know when it returns that it is priceless. For if we could recover this desire, unearth it from beneath all other distractions, and embrace it as our deepest treasure, we would discover the secret of our existence.
Reading from the Ransomed Heart.

I am in awe that it took so long for me to realize just how much I've felt this yearning in my heart...but because I "had" to be in control I continued to think I could make things happen. I pray each day that my Heavenly Father will continue to tear the masks away that have hidden the true me...I'm as if born anew again realising it's only by stopping and LISTENING to my Father's voice can I have true peace. Letting go is hard for some especially me, but I have...it's wonderful to go to HIM knowing he hears my heart. I know God created me for HIM...he loves me so much and has for 60 some years been trying to reach me. He's been doing a good work in me for the past year and I'm so very thankful


Mary said...

Ahhhh, that longing. Set in our hearts that nothing on earth can fill. How long we both tried to by other things and people. I am right there with you sister. I am discovering I am more sinful than I though, but more loved than I ever knew. Removing the masks is not an easy thing. But in truth we are new creatures, created in Christ Jesus. To live, or let him live through me, and not from my old nature is a struggle.

Praise God he does on give up on us - ever!!!!

slommler said...

I am so thankful for His love and His patience with me.

Bevie said...

Mar you are so right hon, being new in Jesus Christ brings with it the awesome knowledge we are in his grace and although we still feel the worlds pains and some suffering this life on earth is but a wink in eternity...I praise God knowing this!
Love you sis.
SueAnn you are very dear to both Mary and I...love you too!!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful sharing of your heart in the LORD Bevie. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your words of encouragement.

May your heart in the LORD continue to be as tender as it is right now as you yearn even more for HIM.


Cheryl Ann said...

What beautiful and encouraging words! We certainly are works in progress, but praise God he will finish what he started!

..love that George Eliot quote...

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