Blog by Jan Hicks
I sit here listening to a wonderful worship song of God’s love. I lean back in my chair with my face looking up, soaking in the words being spoken when I see the tiniest, finest web above the mirror that’s above the fireplace. Not in the corner but in the center of the room.
My thoughts go to 12’ ceiling, getting a ladder, what do I have that will reach and remove what most won’t see when they visit my home. Yet to me it is now in plain view. I’m aware, I want it removed, I want it gone, it bothers me now. Not until I saw it, did it bother me…..
What am I not “seeing”?
My heart goes to the tiny webs I don’t see in my life. In my attitude, my response, my reactions, in my spirit place. I ask the Lord what is it ‘I’m not seeing’ in me?
- What am I missing that maybe even others don’t see ‘yet’? There it is, not in the corner, but in the very center of my heart. Let me see.
- What web has the enemy weaved that soon will become more obvious if not removed now?
I give you permission Holy Spirit to remove the web or webs that creep in, sometimes overnight. Sometimes the webs that were removed yesterday start creeping back in quickly, silently, invisibly at first ….. help my eyes see the invisible places that are visible to You and others Lord. Let me clear the path that slows my journey with YOU.
I love you outrageously Lord. You love me 100% I give you permission to make my eyes sensitive, my heart sensitive, my ears sensitive, my thoughts sensitive to YOU. I release myself to Your love for me, I open my heart to YOU Lord. Extend Your hand into the cobwebs inside of me, every obstacle. Make me aware and remove those things that keep my outrageous LOVE for you from not being 100% outrageous.
Lord, I pray for this one that is reading this post right now who may be starting to see that same sliver of a web forming in their heart (whatever it’s meaning is). In your kindness and faithfulness you have permission to come remove it before it can grow into a full blown web? Thank you In Jesus name. Amen.