What I'm about to tell you may sound simple but it has huge ramifications.
"Poetry doesn’t so much tell us something we never knew as bring into recognition what is latent, forgotten, overlooked, or suppressed" - Eugene Peterson.
Before the sickest and weakest of the lot, we find Jesus denying us the right to the temptation of perfection and turning the tables on the popular power structures of this present age.
"How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self?" - Augustine, Confessions (ad 500).
Great songs don't tell the listener what they want to say, they show them with beautiful imagery. Learning to hear God in that same way is meant to be a natural part of our spirituality.
Acknowledging our turmoil is the first step, making it bow before the Father of hope is the next.
Five thoughts about the nature of Spirit that could change the way you hear him in your daily life.
It's hard to come back from a vacuum with God. It's hard to convince ourselves afresh that the reason for our existence is not primarily to prove our self-worth.
Prepare to have your mind blown.
It started with a dream.