16 04 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast time we talked about the expanded perspective the Lord released through the melted edges of the new prayer shawl design.  In this post we are going to talk about the second revelation, concerning our relationship with God.

The next time I picked up the fabric for the prayer shawl I had decided to connect both ends without the fridge of the old design. So I sewn both ends together making a circle. It was a very simple design and yet the more I looked at the design the more excited I became. I shared it over and over with my friends, with such enthusiasm because revelation after revelation began to be revealed.

The second revelation is, Prayer is proof of our Lord’s desire to have a living and active relationship with us! Christ died to re-establish ourCIMG0518 relationship and he modeled man’s living and active (restored) relationship with the Lord.

So often we think of prayer like the old style prayer shawl, our prayer goes up with anticipation like a coin in a gumball machine and God’s answer comes down to us like shiny gumball. Thinking about God this way can lull us into believing, we’re finished, we did our part!

So when the answers don’t come quickly, we break relationship as we begin believing a lie, these are just a few of them:

I can’t hear God…

I don’t know how to pray…

I have sinned…

God doesn’t like me!

(or going to the extreme)

God isn’t real…

These lies become our excuse to break relationship and so we lose out on a living and active relationship with our Lord, choosing to leave the garden of His presence banishing ourselves to our own private wasteland.

I found myself amazed and in awe of  the visual truth of such a simply concept. Our relationship with the Lord is on going, not something we plug into when we need to!

I hope you join me next time for the lesson of Love!

Blessings and Complete Joy,


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21 09 2014
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