Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 ESV)
After a month of meeting with God through collage, Scriptures and gleanings from Brother Lawrence, it was hard to leave the practice behind.
Then I thought, why should I leave the practice of using collage and Scripture to dialogue with God? Why not keep the conversation open? After all, isn’t that what Brother Lawrence encouraged us to do? Practice the presence of God, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves.
November arrived on a Saturday, filled with expectation and a quest. My dear friend, Tracy Flori and I had spent months, days and hours dreaming and planning a day retreat for women. She offered an interactive seminar on “What is in a Question?: A Learner’s Quest,” leading us to ask productive questions in order to build and sustain healthy relationships.
It was a God drenched day. Drenched with sunshine, great dialogue, new insights and the chaos of a roomful of women conversing and creating. I led the women in making mini-journals, and asked them to respond to this question: “What do you WANT?” They wrote their answers on the piece of paper that would become their journal. We used collage techniques for a fun little reminder of the day.
As I was thinking about a topic for my November posts, I thought I might do some early reflections on Advent. But then, I came across this question in a magazine, which I added to a collage that I was designing, and a new direction emerged.
I took this question two ways. And both ways would be great prompts for a journal prayer to God.1) “Do you have questions for ME?” (God is asking me, if I have any questions for Him.) or the more courageous way . . . 2) Do YOU have questions for me? (I am asking God, if He has any questions for me.)
Which direction will you take with this question?
Won’t you join me this month for a quest? A quest of questions. A discussion of things that matter. A dialogue with each other and our Creator. (And maybe even some more collage fun!)