As we pause this day to pray, look to the heavens that are higher than you are and yield to the God who sees you.
Psalm 5:3 “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”
Matt.7:12 -13 “ Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.. You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate.”
See God’s kingdom as an open beautiful flourishing garden, an open space for all to freely live. There is a gate that is opened for us to go through but it is a narrow opening and in order to fit through you cannot carry too large of a backpack .
What is it in your backpack that is too heavy of a weight and too large that keeps you from fitting through the gateway?
Can you take it out and leave it before the gate?
See Jesus at the gate, he is there waiting to welcome you, to help you empty that pack you are carrying. He looks in without judgment and discerns with you what to lay down,
lovingly taking things out one by one and placing them on the ground.
Now you may stand up straight and feel the lightness of your body, the openness of your heart and the joy that comes with Jesus by your side.
Receive all that he has to give you as you enter in to live freely without judgment.
Breathe in His presence with joy to pray
“Father, you freely welcome us in .
Help us to live generously with ourselves and with others.
Jesus, you laid down your life for all, may we take up your perspective and really see one another through your eyes.
Spirit, help us to live from this lighter place and not carry any baggage that keeps us from seeing and loving others.
Today we welcome everything that comes to us, because we know it is for our healing.
We welcome you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
to make your home in us, to be your body in this world.”