Saturday, August 20, 2011
Peace, be Still!
Being quiet and still are vital ingredients in catching the whisper of God. I have found it challenging to hear from the Lord during my long battle with pain as agony shouts louder than any competitor. It has sometimes been a real act of discipline to sit and be still in the presence of God when my body has been wracked with pain and my mind clouded by opiates. Now in the aftermath of such wonderful improvement as I have known this year I felt like I had met with an old friend after a long period of being in touch only from a distance.
The most moving part of my dialogue with heaven this week was the flow of repeated assurances in both Bible readings and the whispers in my heart that God's love for me has not diminished. He also seemed to be saying that this is a new season - 'after the storm' - and that the day of fulfillment of so many promises is upon us. If that is so, then thank God for that! All I know is that God seems to come close to us when we can make the space and the time to be still, focused and alone. Try it some time!