Yesterday, I gave the following spiritual exercise to a client who is working on trust issues: trusting themselves, trusting others, trusting God. I have found this exercise to be a powerful tool for opening the heart to love and to the truth of Divine love. God is loving, kind, gracious….the very essence of love itself…and God loves us beyond what we could ever possibly imagine! The trick is, can we really, truly, honestly believe in the abundantly flowing love of God?
A Spiritual Exercise:
In this exercise, you are invited to read through the scripture passage below. Then, going back, replace “Jacob” and “Israel” with your own name, then re-read the passage below as if it is a love letter from God written directly to you. Read through it several times, reflect and meditate on what you read and if you feel called to do so, record your thoughts in a notebook or journal.
But now, thus says the Lord,
who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel:
Fear not for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through water, I will be with you;
In rivers you shall not drown.
When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned;
The flames shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in return for you.
Because you are precious in my eyes
And because I love you.
Isaiah 43: 1-4a
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