May I Listen In?

It seems like a bold request that I am making directly to all three Persons of the Trinity.

I am risking this question because of a comment where prayer was described as joining a conversation that is already taking place between the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. So then, my asking to listen in is not an original idea but it is a new step for me.

It’s not that I don’t daily enjoy intimacy with God. I  know that Jesus is interceding for us. It’s stunning to realize that the Designer of the universe is talking to His and our Father about you and about me. I know that the Holy Spirit prays for us in ways that are too deep for us to understand. The very words I am writing are too deep for me to understand but I am taking a step of faith and asking the Trinity if I can listen in as they talk.

I have postured myself in a quiet place and am simply being still; listening intentionally with awe, respect and expectation.

I don’t know if I will actually hear words. I’m wondering, if I do hear words, what language they will be in. I suppose our Father speaks uniquely to each of us in ways he knows we will understand.

My listening now is interrupted by God’s “voice”.

But what I am hearing is not coming to me through words but rather it is a gripping awareness. I am being given a view that I know is through God’s lens. The picture is wrapped in gentleness and intimacy.

He is confiding to me that the people that I love are very precious to Him. Yes, he deeply loves the people that I love.

As I process this I realize that this is all I am going to hear right now.

I feel free to amplify it to mean that the people that I hold close to my heart are also close to God’s heart.

I don’t love you randomly. God has orchestrated our relationship and we are walking together by Divine design.

That means I treat you as a rare and priceless piece of art; a one of a kind creation. It means I treasure you, am careful with you and am grateful to you.

It means I recognize that you are gift from God and I am a channel through which He can love you.

 

 

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