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9 Days of Seclusion: CAVEDWELLER

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Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~Psalms 91:1-2


I seek refuge in the cavern.

It’s dark, but I can feel the bedtime stories of sacred text etched in the ancient stone that surrounds me. They guide me as I walk deeper into this comforting bowel of earth.

I seek refuge in the cavern.

I feel wisdom like mud squeezing between my toes.

The steep and curving path becomes narrow and focused, and so do I.

The warmth from the core engulfs me. Air steamy and fresh replaces the cold draft full of cold lies.

My change has come.

This is where my pain will find its promise.

This refuge will bring my release.

I pause to gather myself and allow this sauna to open up my porous spirit and cleanse me.

As I breath in heaven’s humidity, my pre-conceived notions of how grace should look and how victory should feel start to melt away.

There is no more outside influence. No planetary surface or opinions. No going back.

God’s sovereignty, like sweat, is beading on my skin.

I am one with the keeper of my soul, and the cool mist from His kiss on my cheek makes this cavern become a haven and hug me close.

I feel the embrace of angels. Joy is on every side.

Serendipity calls my name, and I heed.