BEHOLD, NOW IS THE ACCEPTA B L E T I M E ; B E H O L D , N O W I S THE DAY OF SALVATION.2 CORINTHIANS 6:2
We have all had the experience of knowing that we need to do something about a situation and yet putting it off until another day. It’s incredible to witness the lengths to which we will go in order to procrastinate or deflect, somehow hoping the situation will diffuse itself or that we won’t have to face it!
Certainly there is a time for all things, and fear and compulsion are not ideal motives for change, but I believe we all have places deep within our hearts where the Lord is saying to us, “It’s time now. Let’s look at these things together. I am with you. You are never alone. It is time to allow these places to surface so you can be well.”
Perhaps even reading those words triggers anxiety in your heart or tension in your stomach. Jesus is with you. He leads you into these places, little by little.
This is why prayer and encounter from the heart is so important. When people love each other, they can talk about anything. It may not be easy, and it may take time, but the truth can come out and be seen and experienced by the witness of love. It is the bond of authentic and everlasting love (covenant) that allows for the freedom for everything to come out upon the altar of our hearts with God. Jesus will not reject us.
Today, as you read this, is a very acceptable time.
What is one thing the Lord is inviting you to place upon the altar
of your heart today?
L O R D , G I V E M E T H E C O U R A G E T O B E H O N E S T A B O U T M Y H E A R T , K N O W I N G Y O U K N O W E V E R Y T H I N G A N D Y O U A R E
W I T H M E T O L E A D M E A N D G U I D E M E .
Be Restored! Spend Lent With Sr. Miriam James Heidland, Solt
This article is an excerpt from Restore, a beautiful guided journal for prayer and meditation written by Sr. Miriam. You’re invited on a healing journey to meet the tenderness of God’s mercy, the power of his love, and the restoration of your heart and life during this holy season of Lent.