My dear sweet Lord,
All of my day is Yours for You to do with as You wish, according to
Your will. At my best all my time begins and ends with You — seeking to
serve You better, being the person You created me to be, learning to
discern Your will for me, sharing Your Light as I go about my daily
I am only ever able to be anywhere, do anything as a result of Your grace, Holy Father.
But this time right now, when I am able to write to You without fear of being interrupted, when I can focus on our conversation and lose myself in Your Way is most precious. I pray You bless this time to Your purpose. Draw me closer and closer to Your perfect heart. In Your good time, I pray You’ll prepare me for greater and greater holiness.
Your words — the words You give me here as I transcribe them — fill me with such wonder. Every so often they let me glimpse, just for a brief moment, the woman You created me to be, the woman I know You love so very much. And for just that brief moment, I come to love her too.
Capturing these words — these thoughts and images that You share
with me — are rather like lines in a sketch, where the artist must
‘feather’ in images, defining and refining the light as it glows through
So, too, for Your words here. I don’t always capture them just right
the first time, do I, Father. Instead, when I’m seeking Your voice and
Your grace through my writing, I have to ‘feather’ the words and images,
which You place in my heart. Often Your Light is revealed only as I
fumble for a while with darkness and shadow.
And then, as if by some miracle of Your grace, there, hidden in some
unsuspected phrase, I’ll be surprised by a beautifully constructed
thought, or be blessed by the goodness of Your mercy or understand more
deeply a new, yet foundational truth, which insight could only have come
Glory to You, my precious Lord, for this time alone together.