I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know what to do or how to pray. I got my visual prayer journal out and just sat there. A CD was on the table. I decided to draw around the outside hoping something might come to me. Then I drew around the inside circle:
As I looked at the little circle inside the big circle a thought hit me: I am like the little circle. God is like the big one. I am in God. God is in me. God encircling me, all around me. God knows me and I am loved by God. Complete. Enough. I am enough because I am in God.
I am revisiting this simplicity through centering prayer, taking intentional time to simply be with God, resting in his presence. This is the core I need to live from ~ with God ~ planted in his love for me. I inhale, “God you are in me.” Exhale, “and I am in You.” The symbol of a little circle held, loved, and protected by the big circle.
“Thank you God,
that no matter where I go,
You are there,
~ Valerie Sjodin
“O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do…
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!”
~ Psalm 139:1-2,7 NLT