I’ve been slowly reading through Forming, A Work of Grace by David Takle. By slowly I mean slowly. I’m reading a bit, and then engaging in conversational prayer with God just like the well know book Jesus Calling. If you would like to follow along, get a copy of the book, and join the journey. I look forward to reading your comments as we journey together. For clarity, I am putting what I am hearing from God in italics.
Here is my first journal entry:
David Takle writes on page 32: “A major part of Christian formation is understanding the nature of our relationship with God and learning how to be with Him, not just think about him or have correct theology about him . . . We need to give time and attention, because relationship involves shared life experience and knowing each others hearts.”
In response to this I asked, Lord, do I know your heart for me? What I heard was this: I love you more than you can imagine! I cherish you. I am continually attentive to your heart, to nourish you and cause you to grow and bloom.
Lord, what can I do to deepen our bond?
Spend more time with me. Be still. Be at rest. I want you to enter into such a state of secure love that my love flows out of you. You will not take offense, you will bask in my love and the security of my attentive care.