A 3 part series about invitations for my heart's devotion. 4 posts.

  • 'Day One' Blog,  Vulnerabilities

    Vulnerabilities – Suitors

    I’m monitoring the points of entry to my heart. I field invitations from those who wish to access it. I think of them as suitors, because they woo. That is their nature. They present a proposal that would cause me to open the door allowing them to enter and occupy the place in my deepest heart. Some of my suitors are well meaning. They seek to meet my desires and offer the temporary gratification of the moment. They offer what they have, which is confined to the here and now. They do not offer anything eternal because it is not theirs to offer. They are “lesser-loves,” all of them. But what…

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    Vulnerabilities – Occupancy

    The conversation started in the last post has three arms to it. Under the umbrella of Vulnerabilities are Points of Entry, Occupancy and Suitors. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version: I have certain points of entry (vulnerabilities) that all have as their end-point, my heart. There are suitors that vie for entrance through those points of entry. I am the doorkeeper. I attentively monitor activity at my points of entry. I always choose who it is I allow to enter. I understand that the suitors’ objective is to make their way to the throne of my heart. Whoever occupies that throne is the focus of my worship. I make it my…

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    Vulnerabilities – Points of Entry

    Whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster. ~ Proverbs 1 ~ I am discovering that vulnerabilities are not the looming detriment I used to believe they were. I think they are instead something quite neutral. They are very simply points of entry, much like the front door of your house. They are weaknesses to the degree that something harmful accesses them. They are advantageous when accessed by someone safe. Those points of entry, whether a door to my mind, or body or emotions have one common thread. They are all ultimately gateways to my heart, that aspect of my being housing my love…

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    Vulnerabilities & Strongholds

    And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand. ~ 1 Samuel 23:14 ~ ~ Vulnerability Susceptible to harm, moral attack or open assault. Within the spectrum of who I am lies strengths and weaknesses, places where I have some level of competency and areas where I recognize I am susceptible to harm. Between those two “bookends” are a plethora of tendencies that stay off the radar most of the time even though they quietly contribute to my everyday life. I’ve been thinking about vulnerabilities, about…