Awaiting Insistence

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Psalm 130:1-2 1 I cry out to you from the depths, Lord— my Lord, listen to my voice! Let your ears pay close attention to my request for mercy! (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

My whole being is alive,
waiting for an unheard inner insistence,
a call in the name ofGod.

That insistence is not about
how good or how bad I am,
how good or how bad you are.
It is about what you and I can become. 
It lies in wait for every one of us.

But I have to be ready to discern it,
watchful in anticipation.
Otherwise, I may not hear…
as if my receiver is turned off.

What I don’t always grasp
is that I may think I am ready…
I may want to be available…
I may mis-read my availability.

Still, I wait with eager anticipation.
I want to be a fruitful breeding ground,
incubating insistence and call
until I am ready to bring forth new life
that is a response that follows
in the Way of Yeshua,
commensurate with
the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice.

Therein is my hope,
my compassion,
and my redemption.

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