I’m sharing another installment of prose written during the Life Scripts writing workshop while at the School of Spiritual Direction. This particular assignment had us ponder and write about our “true self…” and how God sees us. After a very brief few moments to consider this, Kenny instructed us to “take a couple of minutes to write and celebrate our true self.” Here is my celebration…
Realizing and Celebrating My True Self ©
It is about Kairos; God’s “special” and appointed time. It is about the life He has given to me and the destiny of my true self converging with the God who has created me.
I am a lover of all things with a purpose to express that love in tangible ways. I am an instrument of redemption, a life-ring of reconciliation, a living apothecary of restoration—a vessel overflowing with hope, promise, and the lived reality of life-everlasting.
I am a song that sings praises to God with every second of every day…my breath, inhaling and exhaling, harmonies with a heart that beats for the will and purpose of my glorious Creator-Savior Jesus. Even my dreams are smudged with the fingerprints of the great God and Holy Spirit who guides and comforts me.
I am a tablet with words of grace chiseled into my soul—none of life’s erosive elements can fade the promise and realization of God’s love that dwells within me.
I am a temple of the Most High God. The Holy Spirit has claimed my soul, His banner pierced and planted deep into the soil of my heart…it flies unceasingly over all my life as I walk in bold surrender to my conquering King.
May all my praise and all my life be unto the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit who live in oneness and unity forever—thanks be to the Living God, the Defeator of Sin and Death, to the One whom I belong as an eternal child of His unfathomable grace. Amen.
Written at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery