Pursuing Holiness

IMG_1789There is the One True Living God whose voice I hear calling me to: “Be Still and Know that I am God.”

There is a place of centered Holiness, when God’s Spirit comes upon us, hushing all that is, quieting our inner selves, as we respond to Him, saying “Yes Lord, here am I, your servant.”

An unexplainable sacred space opens inside us, where He fills us beyond anything we in our humanness can explain or even imagine, with Himself.

The place where God is Known is within us, it is where we lay all aside, centering our thoughts, our hearts, our minds, and our souls in Him, being with Him, in the intimacy of the Father’s call upon our lives.

Our quest becomes one of an inner desire, to be in Him, with Him, listening intently to His sweet voice, calling us by name, taking us deeper inside His Heavenly Dwelling, a place of Holiness, where we touch the hems of His garments, where we are Known by Him, in Him, with Him.

We learn to sit at His feet, gazing upon Him, bathing in His all encompassing Goodness and Care towards us. We bask in the light of His Glorious Wonder, marveling at His unending Love towards us, fixing ourselves closely in Him, not wanting to move, just longing to forever spend time in Him, Being in His Presence.

We learn of this pilgrimage, this quest, this longing for His touch upon us, when we become still, when we stop all activity, when we learn the art of Being in Him, so He can be All in us!

There is a solitude of Known Love in Him, where we breath, and our lungs are filled with His Fullness, as He sustains our bodies in this life, as He calls us to a life of total dedication and commitment to His ways, His image, His Holiness.

We whose desire becomes a life of humble submission to His Will in us, become wholly given in heeding His voice, that we respond in becoming His fresh fragrance, who breathes renewal upon all we encounter, in our realization that our lives are but for His Glory, and not our own.

There is a place of tender surrender to His gentle, compassionate, caring Love as He draws us nearer to His throne of Grace, where upon we give over to Him, all that we have, so He can sift through our fleshly layers of self, transforming us in walking in our created authenticity towards All of whom we are becoming, in every way, like Him.

We discover ourselves opening up those places within us only Known by Him, to move, lifting layers of our fleshy ways, transforming us into God Hearts, to be His eternal vessels, manifesting Him to all who we encounter upon this earthly journey.

We who walk in the intimacy of His Mercy, know Mercy. We who touch the place of intimate caring, Know Forgiveness. We who walk in the ways of Kingdom Values, Know a Grace given that strengthens the core of our inner being.

It is His Spirit who draws us closer, deeper, wider, higher into His ways, and it is our spirit who responds, receiving all of Who He is and All of what He has to offer us, His children as we walk this journey, this narrow way, of Faith.

We, who are called by Him, are honored to be Known by Him, as we Know of this secret place where the Most High God dwells and resides is an inner space within us, where He makes Himself Known to us in an intimate fellowship.

We sense His Love as His very breath, breathes upon our human frailty, as we enter into His Majesty, where our earnest prayer and life centers on seeking Him all the days we live upon this earth, Knowing there is no other who offers such wholeness unto us, as He who is our Living True God, whose promises stand the test of time, through all the seasons inq our lives.

Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister

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