the furnace of transformation.
burns for our conformation.
In this world our compulsions drive us to be
We run toward friends, work and varieties of distractions
for the temporary high of affirmation while
Greed tries to drown our authentic selves
swim for our lives
In solitude these compulsions,
propeled by greed
stare Grace right in the face
and in that light,
those deep fears
driving our compulsions
find a safe place to be laid down,
The authentic struggle
exposes weakness and vulnerability
where the greatest of struggles
lead to the greatest encounters.
In the solitude of these daily deserts
we reject the burning embers within
calling us to conformity
and instead focus on Christ
who in His own desert experience,
when tempted with conformity,
rejected the temptor of greed by saying,
"You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him."
Only in this place do we find our
Blessings for your week ahead as you seek out your own personal desert retreats each day.
May all your struggles, failures and desires be consumed with grace and balanced with truth.