returning back full circle

You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You.
Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back.
Kindle and seize us.
Be our fire and our sweetness.
Let us love.
Let us run.”

St. Augustine

(a heart beautifully appears in the damage of a leaf / Julie Cook / 2021)

Sometimes…we simply yearn to go back…going back, only to return to where
we first began…going, perhaps, full circle

“Much that is true of human relationships is also true of our relationship with God.
Human relationships of friendship or marriage need time, attention,
and care for them to continue and to grow.
The same is true of our relationship with God.
We have been called to union but we need to respond.
As we turn to God in conversion or in a deeper awakening,
besides turning away from deliberate sin—which deforms the soul,
blocks the relationship and offends the Person who has sacrificed His life
for us—we need to positively build the relationship by paying attention
to the One who loves us.
Prayer is at root simply paying attention to God.”
Ralph Martin, p. 121
An Excerpt From
Fulfillment of all Desire, p121

15 comments on “returning back full circle

  1. I went full circle back to base camp once. Turns out my mistakes had too and were waiting for me to do them all over again. I now prefer forward, where I can make all new mistakes.

  2. To quote Billy Preston “Will it go round in circle, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky”… Hugs from GW 🙂

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  4. pkadams says:

    Since having covid I’ve had a hard time concentrating on anything. I’ve been trying to refocus on God lately . So scattered . I joined three Bible reading plans just for the reminder to read!

  5. says:

    Prayer, like any form of communication, requires speaking and listening. We often forget the listening part of the equation. God speaks eloquently through His Holy Word, but often we hear what we want to hear. I know I have to start listening more than talking in my own prayer life.

  6. Marilyn Reed says:

    Had to send you this picture when I saw the one you sent out. I took this back in 2015 in Blowing Rock, NC.


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