Draw Near to God: A Desire for Home

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Even a sparrow has found a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may have her young —

a place near your altar.

Psalm 84: 3

Today the heart of God is an open wound of love.  He aches over our distance and preoccupation.  He mourns that we do not draw near to him.  He grieves that we have forgotten him.  He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness.  He longs for our presence.
And he is inviting you – and me – to come home, to come home to where we belong, to come home to that for which we were created.  His arms are stretched out wide to receive us.  His heart is enlarged to take us in.
Richard Foster,  Prayer:  Finding the Heart’s True Home

Draw Near to God

September 1 to September 30

Join us here as we share  some of our favorite readings to explore the Psalms of Ascent.

Betsy and Laurie

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

James 4:8

8 Comments on Draw Near to God: A Desire for Home

  1. sustainabilitea
    August 26, 2013 at 7:18 am (7 years ago)

    I’m enjoying your posts as always but as we have a moving date for this Friday, I’m rather busy getting the house packed up and, hopefully, ready to go. 🙂 So I haven’t had time to comment much.

    Blessings on your day,

    janet

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 26, 2013 at 7:24 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks Janet! Prayers for your move.

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      • sustainabilitea
        August 26, 2013 at 7:25 am (7 years ago)

        Much appreciated and very useful. 🙂

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  2. Kathryn J. Bain
    August 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm (7 years ago)

    “He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence.” – AWESOME. Really hits home.

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm (7 years ago)

      Yes, this really hits me too. I can be distracted by so many things, even good things.

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  3. bennetta faire
    August 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm (7 years ago)

    It’s amazing that His heart is always enlarged for us–truly amazing. God bless you today, Sisters!!

    Reply

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