Returning to a previous place I have held with God is not as easy as one might consider it to be.
First, in order to return, I must address that which I ran toward, while running away from that which I knew to be right.
It could be any number of things.
In my case, I am convicted by my own failings.
Failings in multiple areas.
And in this state of conviction, I say repentant prayers, of which come natural to me, because I have prayed them before and I know and understand religious jargon.
Yet now, I look for the deeper words, because I am only one step back toward God and He seems a long distance away.
So, as simple as it may seem, I pray the words given to me through scripture.
“Encourage and cheer me with your words.”
“Keep me far from every wrong.”
“Nothing is perfect except your Word.”
I should probably write that last one down.
“Nothing is perfect except your word.”