God the Initiator

December 16, 2012


I have heard his voice
The voice of the Beloved
My God and my friend


He speaks in the night
And comes to me by day
My part is to seek
To surrender all my heart
My mind and my soul today


He has already spoken
Through the life of his dear son
If you need more he will give
He knows what you need


I trust the one who loves me
Who kept silent at his death
And raised him from death to show
Everlasting love


I know my first love
There is no one to compare
Fifty one years I’ve followed
Stumbling in his arms
Only to discover this
God’s the initiator


God initiated his love by sending his only son. He need not speak again, but he does. He will come to you when you need him, in the way you need him. His voice speaks loudest in the sending of his only son into the world. I pray the world is listening. I pray I am listening. I pray the advent of his coming into the world means he comes into my heart like a fresh spring today.

4 Responses to “God the Initiator”

  1. Keri Thompson said

    I need him to speak to me where I am. Because of so many reasons could you please give me minute by minute instructions on a morning time with god? I will be reading the message and I also have Jesus calling or if you suggest another meditative peaceful book.

  2. December 25, 2012

    I Light Up My House

    When I awake in the morning, I light up my house. This morning I lit a candle. I dropped to my knees. I said the Lord’s prayer slowly and thoughtfully meditating on the words “Father,” “kingdom,” “your will,” “on earth as it is in heaven,” “forgiveness” and “temptation.” Then I moved into a focused reading of David in his words in Psalms 16, contemplating his interaction with God. A metaphor came to me.

    My body is the tabernacle of God. Mentally I go throughout the tabernacle lighting the candles in each room where I can see and awaken to the joy of the house I live in and receive counsel each morning. The light of love from the Father illuminates the main room. As I move from room to room, I light the candle that brightens its darkness. I light the candles of peace in each room. Forgiveness is the brightest light that brings the gentle presence of God with his awareness of my story. The candle of joy is lit and affirms the power of His indwelling presence that will never leave or forsake me. The rooms are filled with comfort as the light comes on the deep grief and loss I have no words for. Then there is the candle of hope, the certainty of a God who was, is, and has been and will keep all his promises.

    The temptation is to let all the noise of my heart coming from the dark rooms draw me into action before I let the light in that guides me in this treacherous journey.

    I John 1: 5 “God is light and in him is no darkness at all.”
    December 25, 2012

    • Keri Thompson said

      This is beautiful. I will continue to walk towards this and hopefully one day I can say the same or something similar. Thank you for replying and openly sharing your intimate time with God. I will continue to study this and would appreciate anything else you are lead to say.

  3. Bless you, Keri. The secret is practice. That’s what Jesus said at the end of the Sermon on the Mount. He used the word train in Luke 7. Stay with it. There are many surprises. All the best. You are beloved. Jesus says so! John 17:23

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