Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend: Travelling into our Stories

"The more authentically we travel into our own lives and our own stories, the more we will lay claim to God's image deep within us. This is both the beginning point and the destination. The more deeply we immerse ourselves in the story of God, the more our lives are filled with the love of Christ . . . And the more we are available we are to God, the more available we are to truly love ourselves, one another and the world. This is my prayer for all of you . . . that you might 'comprehend, with all the saints, what is
the breadth 

and length 

and height 

and depth, 

and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.' (Ephesians 3:18-19)."

~ Helen Cepero, 'Journaling as a Spiritual Practice'  [emphasis added]

{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}


  1. Lovely,
    Learning how much God loves and cares for us. That is the name of my blog.
    Thanks for sharing this,

  2. So cool that I came to this during my morning pages. Beautiful.

  3. I had to read this more than once to grasp all the truth. I ordered the book -- eager for it to arrive!

  4. Yes. Yes indeed. Molded into His image.

  5. Such depth to these words and even more in God's love toward us. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Dear Rebekah
    I remember the time when this verse talked to me and invited me to a love bigger, wider, greater and much more tender than life!
    Blessings XX

  7. I've walked with the Lord for many years, and am still walking through this scripture, getting it deep into my spirit. I may have to check out this book. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Ephesians is one of my favorite books! The past several weeks at church the message has been about understanding His grace and living as though we understand the value of the gift we've been given. It's been rather powerful. I'm blessed by your words today. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

  9. Really stunning verse, photo, and thoughts!

  10. Relying on Him, listening and obeying... not much else can ever count.

    Thanks for sharing.


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