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Monday, September 15, 2008

Remaining Anchored in Love

Loved this Henri Nouwen meditation...seems like many of my anxieties as far as taking the risk in initiating/loving others/taking a stand are what he is speaking about...I hope it speaks to your heart too...

Daily Meditation (Henri Nouwen)

Remaining Anchored in Love

When we are anxious we are inclined to overprepare. We wonder what to say when we are attacked, how to respond when we are being interrogated, and what defence to put up when we are accused. It is precisely this turmoil that makes us lose our self-confidence and creates in us a debilitating self-consciousness.

Jesus tells us not to prepare at all and to trust that he will give us the words and wisdom we need. What is important is not that we have a little speech ready but that we remain deeply anchored in the love of Jesus, secure about who we are in this world and why we are here. With our hearts connected to the heart of Jesus, we will always know what to say when the time to speak comes.


Chris Engler said...

Hey Jared - Dude, I didn't know you were a blogger or I would have kept more in touch. I read your emails and pray for you and your family a lot. My Uncle-in-law actually works for Campus Crusades for Christ down in Florida. His name is Darrell Adkisson. If you ever bump into him, tell him I said hi.

Oh yeah, can you please add the new Blogger Followers widget to your sidebar? I'd like to be added as one of your followers. Thank you, Sir!

Sarah K said...

Hey Abby!! I love seeing your comments and I definitely am constantly checking your blog too to see what you guys are up to....I'm just not as good at leaving comments! We miss you guys!!!!