Dying and rising

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

         So we do not lose heart.
         Even though our outer nature is wasting away,
         our inner nature is being renewed day by day.

                  —2 Corinthians 4.16

My health is failing; my body is wasting away. My soul is stronger year by year.

My prayers are no good. The more I pray the harder it gets. God is transforming my prayer life.

The church I once loved no longer speaks to me. The church as we know it is dying. The church is being renewed.

My faith is crumbling.  God is inviting me into a new relationship.

I have faltered in raising my children, and failed in what I’ve tried to do. God is leading me into a new way of parenting.

My job no longer excites me. I am discovering my calling.

People don’t understand me. I know who I am.  People don’t appreciate what I am doing. God leads me.

Once I was acquiring possessions. Now I have fewer and fewer. I am more and more blessed.

My marriage is in crisis. The way I used to be doesn’t work now. I am falling into a new kind of love.

So many things that I love in the world are disappearing, collapsing, being taken away. The world is being renewed.

When the shell cracks, the bird is born.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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