Have you ever felt swept away?
Maybe by the crash of a real ocean wave…Or maybe by a tide
of overwhelming obligations.
Maybe by a beautiful sunset that left you literally speechless.
Or maybe by someone with whom you’ve fallen madly in love with…
The feeling can lift us or it can wash us away….
depending on what’s causing the “wave”.
Recently, I have felt swept away by a decision to move after over 30 years. In union with my husband and in union with God in prayer, we boxed up our world, and let the Love of the Holy Spirit move us.
And when Love comes to sweep you away, you don’t ask where He is taking you.
You just go.
And of course these major decisions and movements of the Spirit, come with many lessons to learn. One must be humble under the guidance of the Spirit, and listen to the whisperings… gently given… in the heart.
Of course we must participate, but a crucial lesson has been to let Him haul.
Yes, YOU haul us Lord! We can’t do this on our own!
Whenever I took over, and tried to haul the burden of packing, cleaning, worrying about outcomes, and saying all the many goodbyes, I broke down.
It was too much for me alone.
Whenever I let the Holy Spirit take over, and “haul” all my concerns for me, each day began with trials, but ended with gratitude in my heart
for all HE had accomplished through me.
Each day, He’d send just the right person, or note, or kindness or inspiration in prayer. Each day He’s send just enough manpower or financial support
or glimpse of the future full of hope.
A movement of grace has swept over us. The Sacred Heart of Jesus has opened. The Holy Spirit has come to sweep us away, and we trust Him to provide all we need.
Don’t ask, just go. It is Love who has come to sweep you away!