Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heart Stuff

God's invitations ultimately are matters of the heart.  They come through our passions, those desires set deep within us. What is it you yearn to see happen--how do you long for the world to be a better place?  What makes you so angry you nearly see red?  What brings you to tears?

You will find that as God restores your heart and sets you free, you will recover long-lost passions, long-forgotten dreams.  You'll find yourself drawn to some vison for making the world a better place.  Those emerging desires are invitations--not to rush out and attempt them immediately.  That also is naive.  They are invitations to bring your heart to your Lover and ask him to clarify, to deepen, to speak to you about how and when and with whom.  We love Frederick Buechner's description when he writes, "The place that God calls us is that place where the world's deep hunger and our deep desire meet."

Captivating, Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John & Stasi Eldredge