Brent Curtis writes, “The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her heart.” ( The Sacred Romance, Pg.7)
This journey is so compellingly different from the 21 day spiritual journey I walked through in January. Two weeks ago my prayers were so focused, directed and led by the visions God was giving me. Now I am spending long hours in prayer just staring into space and asking God “Show me…show me what’s in my heart.”
I don’t know how I know this but I am certain that this season…this journey is about healing my heart so that it may be ready to receive the God dreams He has promised me. The change must come in order for my life to support the dreams He is giving birth too.
I feel like something in me is awakening and I don’t know what it is. I only know that this awakening is exciting and frightening all at once: Exciting for the promise it brings of forward movement (because how can I move if I am asleep); Frightening because I know it will call me to face and come to terms with some of the confusing stuff that has happened.
Fredrick Buechner writes, “If God speaks to us at all other than through such official channels as the Bible and the church, then I think that HE speaks to us largely through what happens to us…”
While I believe God has many ways to speak to us I do believe He uses our past circumstances to teach us deeply about the life HE longs for us to have. So what is God teaching me through my past about my future?
What has God spoken through your past circumstances?