July 26 Prayer
What is the kingdom of God like?
Jesus reaches into our imaginations for us to find that which is hidden.
Imagine a tiny seed that grows into a very large tree.
Imagine yeast that is dormant yet alive when placed in flour and water it expands, rises within until it becomes baked into bread.
I Imagine the kingdom of heaven...
It’s like a wave-
Look for it!
On the shore far out into the horizon
A wave is coming and as it comes nearer it grows larger.
Watch for it until you are ready to dive into it
Ride upon its crest, let it carry you into its barrel.
Becoming a part of its power and grace
as it pulls you along and takes you into
places you have never been before.
All your senses are engaged, body, soul and spirit…
Perhaps if we leave our fears and apprehensions behind
and trust in a loving God who invites us into something greater than ourselves
we can find peace within.
‘Lord, I let go of my controlled world and trust in the unknown world where
You are in control.
Where peace rules and love leads.
May my heart expand with an explosive courage to go
into places that I have longed for.
To abandon myself to your unending sea of peace,
where healing is offered and freely given out.
May we, your beloved children,
have a renewed trust to imagine your expanding rule
and reign in our lives today.
Let your love grow and expand within.
Let joy and exhilaration come into our souls
as we dive into the waves of your spirit moving in and among us.