You have made us for Yourself, Oh God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You. St. Augustine
I’ve been listening to a lot of Audrey Assad lately. I’m captivated by her articulation of our hunger for God and how it comes out simply in worship. Here is a short of a conversation about the desire for a life of communion with God.
No time to watch Audrey share about her hunger for an underlying life of prayer? Here is her song Restless. For me it’s a search to live in His Presence.
Name your restlessness? Is it a core longing?
- A safe and secure environment
- Constant reinforcement of personal worth
- Repeated messages that you are valued, unique and special
- Unconditional love and acceptance
- Basic care and nurture
- Encouragement to grow and develop personal gifts and talents
- A pathway to fellowship with God
- A sense of belonging
- Feeling useful and needed
When we experience anxiety, fear or anger, could it be a lack in what Terry Wardle calls a core longing?
When does it arise? Time of day? After a “trigger” event? During a season like Christmas?
Can you give a feeling to your restlessness? Try this chart here. Journal that.
Look for the patterns, and come into the Presence of God without a mask, ready to receive.