How long has it been since you leaned into God? I’m not talking about leaning on Him, but leaning into Him. Leaning on is what you do to a fence post, or the fender of your pickup truck.
Leaning into is what you do with a person you are close to. Dianne leans into me when she needs reassurance, to be close, or to demonstrate her love. She leans into me when she is happy, sad, fearful, secure, frustrated, confident, and fulfilled. She leans into me when she wants to tell me a secret, feel my warmth, and to express her intimacy with me. She leans into me with trust and confidence to draw courage and resolve for what she perceives is ahead of her.
Dianne leans into me because she loves me, is committed to me, and is confident of my love and commitment to her. She leans into me because she knows I will lean back, telling her that she is important, needed, and trusted. She leans into me because it means more than simply saying, “I love you,” or “You are important to me,” or “I’m glad I’m yours and you are mine.”
Dianne leans into me because it gives me—in a tangible way—the greatest gift she can give: herself.
She leans into me, because in so doing, she invites me to give her the greatest gift I can give her: myself.
Next, I want to think more about the invitation that is part of leaning into.