Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book The Inner Voice of Love

Today’s devotion is on moving more towards Him and the freedom we have been searching for.  Sometimes we may feel we aren’t making progress and we feel so divided in our inner being, still needing approval and acclaim. We want to be completely dedicated to the Lord and go deeper into our heart and into the heart of God.   We can look at our life like a cone that becomes narrower the deeper we go. There are many doors in that cone and we may desire to close the door of immediate satisfaction,  the door of distracting entertainment, the door of busyness, the door of guilt and worry, or the door of self-rejection etc. As we do this we go deeper and we embody more and more the truth of our being; It makes us claim the God within us. We may be tempted to think that we are a nobody in the spiritual life and that are friends are far beyond us on the journey. But this is a mistake. We must trust the depth of Gods presence in us and live from there.