Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
He comes and speaks truth to my heart, words of love and affirmation yet I cringe when I hear them.
You are loved.
You are cherished.
You are chosen.
You are desired.
You are free.
Why is it so hard to believe the truth that He speaks to my heart? I’ve walked this road for too long, yet I feel comfortable here, on this familiar path of less than and not enough. Yet I yearn to stray from this path, to run after Him, falling into the freedom that He has to offer to me.
What hurt and pain has caused me to turn and retreat when He whispers words of love? My eyes well up with tears. I want to look deep into His eyes, to fix my gaze, to see His eyes of love that burn for me. For it is truth, this I know in my head, yet it has yet to fully penetrate my heart. So I turn away, ashamed of my unbelief.
I cry out for Him to come, to pick me up and hold me close. I must experience Him again. For only through experiential love will I fully come to understand this truth that will one day set me completely free.
..and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)