Saturday, September 25, 2010


In preparation for Marge A's workshop on support committees next month, I have been reading Michael Wajda's Pendle Hill Pamphlet Expectant Listening: Finding God's Thread of Guidance.  Near the end of the pamphlet, Michael Wajda strings together the many leadings and messages he has heard in his life and says they look something like this:
Wake up.  You are loved.  I am leading you.  Nurture others who are following me too.  Go deeper.  Give more of yourself to me.  Share the fruits of your authentic searching and finding with others.  Support everyone in going to the Deep Place.  Know that I am with you all the time.  Help the world to wake up too.
He then asks, "What does God's deep, long thread of guidance look like in your life?"

This question struck me as an important one to answer, and when I think of the messages I have received from God all together, they sound like this:
If you choose to follow me, it will not be easy.  I will ask you to do and say hard things, but I will be there too.  I made you and I love you.  Your feelings are valid.  Speak up.  You have something to say.  Speak up.  I will use your experiences to speak to others.  You have everything you need.  Others will use many different words to describe their experiences of me.  The language they use is important.  Help them express their authentic experiences.  Take care of yourself.  Because you are human, you will make mistakes, but I will never stop loving you.  If you listen, I am here.
And now I'm curious for all of you out there, what does the thread of God's guidance in your life look like?