Concentrating oneself in front of the Lord is like heaven on earth, but it could also be the fire of refinement. The soul willingly opens itself and allows the Holy Spirit to enlighten, to prune, to teach, and to love. Since the soul, in stillness with the Lord, opens itself without reservation and presents itself with transparency, it is transformed in obedience and its character becomes finer. Just like one of Melinda’s poems states:
Subtly weaved into my soul,
the Lord bestowed this gentle prompt
reigning as a saddle on a horse,
serving as a reminder.