Christine Duncan

Precepts & Life Preservers

Lord Meet Me

It’s a new year and I wasn’t going to post today.

I was going to take the day to slouch around the house, catch up on other people’s blogs, hang with the fam.

But I can’t shake the desire to have something in writing to hang my 2015 on. To dedicate the words and thoughts and experiences that will wander in and out of this blog, and as a result, my life, and possibly yours if you’re reading along.

And what I want to build my 2015 on, daily, is a very simple request. It emerges from my soul, makes my heart skip a little, and might just make the biggest difference to each day of 2015.

These three words will change your new year too.

And they’re quite simply;

Lord, meet me.

Lord, meet me in the stillness of a new morning. For it’s in the morning that I need you as foundation, and Friend. When You meet with me, deep unto deep, I find myself focused on you and not the worries and anxiety. You exude unshakable peace, and faithfulness.

Lord, meet me.

Lord, meet me in the middle of my circumstances. You are my Life Preserver, the Good Shepherd, Creator King. Nothing is bigger than You. So meet me there? So that I can see with my heart’s eyes that everything pales in comparison. So that I can remember how small it looks next to Your immediate and faithful Presence. In the middle of the chaos, You restore holy order. You calm the seas with one word. Meet me in the middle, while it rages, and compel me to step out of the boat and keep my eyes on you.

Lord, meet me.

When the fog rolls over me, when anxiety won’t quit that day, when the depression wants to yank away the sure and the good, Lord, meet me there. When the dysthymia blocks my line of sight, and I can no longer see, hear, or feel You, meet me there. Deep down, meet me where, buried under all the chronic D,ย there is still a current of belief, that flows and carries the truth that You press the lost and wounded to your Shepherd’s heart, and that my definition of healing and time and joy are different from Yours, and not dependent on how I feel. In the mess of brain chemicals shifting, You are never shifted. Meet me there, and teach me to trust You beneath the surface of whatever comes at me. Meet me in the provision You supply, so I am strengthened by it.

Lord, meet Me.

Meet me in the celebrations, in the adventures, in the declarations.

Meet me when the highs can take one’s breath away and remind me of Your mercies new every morning, and how You dance and sing over Your children, that You are a God of Miracles still.

Meet me when I’m tempted to take the credit, nudge me with Your grace, and teach me to give all Glory to You. For we can do nothing apart from You.

Meet me there in that space where there’s no other option but to worship You in all your good faithfulness and provision.

Lord, meet me.

Before I type the words to the world, before I thread together what I think I know about You, meet me. Meet me before I blog, so that I can be a sure representation of Your promises and precepts. So that what I write is not based on what I’ll get back at all, but based on the principle of the loaves and fishes. Meet me so it’s Your Hand on the page. Your Voice on the computer screen. Your realness made real.

So that the hearts that read decide to pick up the call and say from their same heart’s depths;

“Lord meet me.”

The words encompass everything, invite Him into everything, and are not swayed by anything.

This is the foundation solution for 2015. Him, and only Him.

And so I’ll end my first post of the new year right here because, well….

There’s someone I’ve got to meet.

10 Comments

  1. Oh wow!!! This one I’ll need to print off to have at hand! Prayers to speak over my soul! Be blessed abundantly, Christine!! 2015 is full of anticipation of HIS mercy and grace!

  2. Christine, your writing always strikes me. I can’t think of a more all-encompassing phrase than, “Lord, meet me.” It really does touch each aspect of your life and I can see the power it will carry you through 2015 on. I am definitely stealing this and using it myself (and teaching it to my daughter). I also love what you wrote about asking Him to meet you before writing/blogging. I pray about this frequently because it is so important to me that I don’t stray from His will in what I share. Your mind and heart are in the right place and I see His light working through you every time I’m here. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for joining the CBCE!

    • Christine Duncan

      January 14, 2015 at 6:57 PM

      Gosh, Kristi, that means a lot to me, thank you so much! And thank you for the invite to the group!
      God does this incredible thing with our prayers and words and soft places when we share them with others, and it always blows me away… man, it can be so humbling and at the same time so very rewarding when He keeps showing Himself through His Word and the Spirit that way. I can see it so clearly on your blog as well. I’m so very thankful for all He does.
      Sisters and vessels for the Most High, am I right? May the Lord continue to direct our steps!

  3. This is such a beautiful post and prayer, Christine. He will meet each of us. We need only to ask and create that sacred time where we can rest in his presence. Thank you for sharing this. I needed to be reminded that he is just a prayer away. -Abby (visiting for CBCE)

    • Christine Duncan

      January 14, 2015 at 8:07 PM

      Hey, welcome, and thanks Abby! I’ve been whispering it under my breath for a few days now, keeping close to Him… and He does. And sometimes not how I expect, lol. We serve a good God, we really do! Again, so grateful you visited the blog, have a fantastic day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thank you for sharing with us. Your calm voice slowed down my racing mind. Wonderful post. Glad to meet you here.

    • Christine Duncan

      January 14, 2015 at 10:22 PM

      Aw, thank you Debbie, it’s awesome to meet you as well! What a kind comment, I appreciate it, very much. Hope you have an amazing evening, with His sacred stamp all over it, bringing peace and blessing.

  5. Hello fellow Canadian! I found you at CBCE and oh so glad I did! I loved hearing your heart as you poured out to the Lord and I felt a kindred spirit with you … especially in that my husband and I are moving to Ontario in seven and a half months. Your three words are precious…my one word is ‘know’ which will happen when I meet with Him. Blessings to you.

    • Christine Duncan

      January 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

      Hey, so great to meet you Jeannie! The CBCE is turning out to be a fabulous group already, isn’t it?! Congrats on the future move to Ontario, we welcome you with open arms! Can never have enough kindred spirits. I love meeting new folks, to the blog or otherwise, and I look forward to checking out your blog as well! Thanks so much for your sweet words here on the post, my Pastor would say, may God bless you bigger than big today!
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