The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
(Lamentations 3:24 KJV)
It’s a simple goal: to maintain a continual conversation with GOD. Yet life complicates my best intentions.
I wake up wanting a leisurely, appointment free day to just converse with GOD. To listen, to read, to play with collage and paint.
I start grumbling under my breath. And the Spirit gently reminds me that it takes two to converse, so why not tell GOD all about my schedule, my ideas and even take a breathe or two to pause and listen.
Remember to express gratitude. Just open to Yahweh. And be together.
Brother Lawrence gets this:
“That we ought to act with GOD in the greatest simplicity, speaking to Him frankly and plainly, and imploring His assistance in our affairs, just as they happen.”
So, I go to the annual physical and drop off a donation at the Goodwill with a renewed awareness of God’s companionship.
I talk to Him about the collage. He “points” to a magazine sticking out of the stack. It has a conversation bubble and the words “Let’s Talk” in there. A fruit stand, a sun setting over the open highway and abstract art that I tear out to glue down.
The conversation pieces become a visual reminder that GOD wants to talk with me. Talk with me about His mercy new every moment. Talk with me about habits and ways of relating that need His assistance to change. To tell me how much He loves me, enjoys me and that He has hopes for me.
During our conversation, I start adding color and sparkle to the page. I use a technique of tracing a silhouette onto a book page. (I traced Lamentations 3 from a KJV Bible that I gave myself permission to use in my ART expressions.)
What a sweet conversation, I had with GOD today. The LORD is my portion and in Him will I hope!
What saith your soul today?