Friday, February 24, 2012

Bring me into Your Chambers

The cloister I have entered is grander than I could have imagined.  The reason?  Because He is here.

He.  The King.  He is the one who has been bringing me all along.  I could not have entered here on my own.  He is the one who has drawn me to take steps toward choosing Him. 

When I choose cloister of the heart, I am not choosing an idea or a system or a concept.  I am choosing Jesus Christ.

“Bring me, O King, into Your chambers.” (Song of Songs 1:4)

I find that as I write this today, I am unexpectedly rushed.  The day is suddenly demanding much more of me than I’d anticipated.  I remember Brother Lawrence, who wrote in The Practice of the Presence of God:  “We can make our heart a chapel where we can go anytime and talk to Him…. so why not begin?”

As we proceed more deeply into the rooms of the cloister, I offer the following scriptures for meditation and prayer: 

“In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places; otherwise, how could I have told you that I was going to prepare a place for you?”  (John 14:2)

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise.”  (Psalm 100:4)

Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You for _____________.  I praise You, for You are all Goodness and Mercy.  I praise You because_________  .........………...........

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