October 22 Prayer
“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.” Thomas Aquinas
What makes a tree stand upright without falling over ?
What grounds you each day?
Paul’s Prayer in Ephesians 3:15-21 asks for the church to be strengthened in their inner beings, to be rooted and grounded in love.
To be filled with the fullness of God.
To allow His power to work in and through you.
“To know the love of Christ that dwells in you which surpasses knowledge.”
Now that is a thought.
How can we know something that is beyond knowing?
There is a power that works in us, thanks be to God and it is not in our self efforts but in our realizing that God is in us.
We cannot be separate from him but in our thinking that we are.
So I ask again, What grounds you each day?
Take a moment and see yourself as a tree with your roots going down deep into the earth until you find the running stream beneath you.
This stream is alive and it is the life source you need to survive.
Imagine this life source going up through your roots up the trunk into your branches until buds form and turn to blossoms that turn to fruit.
Love is the ground of your being.
Drink it in this day and be filled with the fullness of God.
Let him return to you a fuller version of yourself.
One that is without shame, or blame but one with a heart that is willing, supple, seeking and full of wonder.
‘May we all be like trees planted by streams of water, that yield fruit in due season, and their leaves flourish; in all they do, they give life.’ Psalm 1