When Ruins Sing...

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.

Lent Day 3: Altar Pieces

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What would it look like for us to lay out the pieces of our lives on the altar each morning and wait for God’s fire to fall upon our hearts?

What pieces do we lay at Christ’s feet?

Do we lay our garments and palm fronds like the Palm Sunday crowd?

Are we fickle followers when popular opinion sways away from our Savior?

Theses are the questions I ask myself before my Jesus. If I am honest, I do not always like my answers.

I sit with HIM and tell HIM what He already knows. He smiles.  He always smiles at me, at us. His smile is not because of anything we have done or not done. Jesus smiles at us because HE fashioned us for a purpose. He knew every wrong turn we would make and yet HE still felt we were worth it, worth hand stitching us together in the secret place, worth hand stitching us back together, time and time again.

That realization washed over me anew today as I was running.  I sensed His presence in stride beside me and felt His pleasure to spend time with me. I cried intermittent tears of joy, as I looked to my right, every now and then, and pictured Jesus casually keeping pace with me. It was as if I could see our double shadows drawing us forward as we pounded the pavement.  To an onlooker, I may have looked a little crazy, like I was admiring an imaginary friend.

Friend, YES!

Imaginary, NOT ON YOUR LIFE!

My Jesus is more real than anything I have ever seen in the natural.   When a supernatural peace washes over you and the wind beneath your wings becomes the air you breathe, there is not a person, place or thing that could ever explain HIM away. I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good; therefore, in seasons of drought I hold on to what I know to be true, over how I feel in the moment.

I am finding that being tucked into the Comforter this Lenten season is the pocket where I want to live and move and have my being.   I am choosing to roll around in HIS grace and delight, accepting that HE accepts me.

Jesus thought we were worth it. Jesus still says that we are. Who are we to argue with our Creator?

In light of that,

what I want to lay before HIM is everything:

My moments, memories and meditations

My home, hands and hunger

My family, friends and faith

My writing, worship and willingness

My skill, scars and song

My emotions, ego and energy

My thoughts, thanks and theology

My conversations, complacency and comparisons

My adoration, anger and art

My good, bad and ugly

My past, present and future

May we wait for God’s fire to fall upon our hearts,

burning away anything that is unpleasing

while

starting a wildfire in everything HE purposed us for.

Wherever you are in your faith walk, I pray these posts draw you closer and closer to Jesus. HE is in hot pursuit of our hearts because HE loves us and does not want to lose one!

About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel Forgiven and Free Living a life that says: COME AND SEE!

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