March 20, 2015
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Psalm 143: 6

I stretch out my hands to you;

my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.image004

In times of trial, when I’ve reached the end of my own capabilities, it’s easy to stretch out my hands.  Then I know myself to be a parched land.  When I have things “under control,” it doesn’t often occur to me to me that I am thirsting for God, even when I receive no satisfaction from my accomplishments.  It’s easy to ignore the dryness of my soul.

I want my life to be God-centered before the point of my desperation, but I often stay mired in familiar patterns of self-sufficiency.  Still, I yearn for the constant awareness of my deepest need.

For what do I stretch out my hands?

Sometimes I long for living water.

Sometimes I long for the longing.

 

(c) 2015 Nancy Jagmin

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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