How can we discern our hearts desire? How can we bring before God what is on our hearts. Prayer and meditation in their various forms can be part of this process. I’ve also found that creative expression can also play a role alone side prayer, meditation and reflection.
This drawing (below) resulted from a time of mediative and prayerful reflection on current events in my life and holding them in the context of the story of the ‘prodigal son/father’ and Sieger Köder’s wonderful interpretation of that parable.
Consider what practice brings you to a place where you can bring your longings to God. As you do that what do you sense his response to be?
Drawing by J Norridge (graphite stick and water on paper.)