Taming a Wildflower Heart Without Creating a Hedge of Protection

As I walked through the intricate design of an English garden, full of impeccably trimmed hedges, my eye caught a glimpse of a bright wildflower off in the distance. It was swaying in the ocean breeze, changing directions in the salty wind. Streams of sunlight reflected different hues of colour on its pointed petals. It was freely dancing in a tapestry of divine movement. My heart fluttered recognizing it’s own wildness in that strong yet delicate flower.

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The Way to a Peaceful Heart

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
~ Paul, Philippians 2:13


Have you ever felt like you were in a tumble dryer going around and around in an unstoppable cycle that you had little control over? Or maybe like one of those dryers that rotates one way then stops and reverses rotation in the opposite direction? My spiritual life has felt like this all too often.

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Why Myrtle & Cypress

 

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
and it shall be to the Lord,
for a name,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off

~ Isaiah 55:13

The life of faith believes beyond itself. It reaches beyond our own human ability to clasp into the revealed depth and grandeur of who God is, and anchor our anxieties and fears into His unfailing promises and love for us.

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