Friday, February 11, 2011

The Fragrance of a Longing Heart

I'm praying old prayers, lifting them again from the pages of previous chapters of life penned in my journals. I'm finding profound joy in recognizing His hand and holding in my life. In the simplicity of written yearnings from my heart's longing.

June 19 2009

~I want to see You high and lifted up
~I long for intimacy with You
~I want to always recognize you, without self-consideration
~I need to see You, feel You, and deeply know You
~I want to be reckless-willing to risk my all
~I long to hear Your personal voice
~My relationship with Ken has reached an effortlessness that's truly incomprehensible. Not that I don't work at being "more" to him. Simply, that effort is out of gratitude for the gift he is to me. I require no effort to be enfolded in his arms, held safe against all odds because we stand as one. No effort to drink in his smell, his taste, his touch. God, I thank You for a very real image, one that uses all my senses, of this kind of intimacy. It is what I long for with You. Satisfy this longing, Lord. Create something new in me, Holy Spirit, that I may respond to You effortlessly and with gratitude for the gift of You. You alone are all - and that is everything to me.

O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my
My soul will be satisfied as with the
richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will
praise you.
Psalm 63:1-5

Favored One, your longing for Him, for Living water in this dry and weary land, is the sweetest fragrance to the Almighty One. Loving and learning how ~ Tobi

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