We find peace in God’s presence!
“Give ear, Job, listen to me; Hold your peace, and I will speak. If you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you. If not, listen to me; Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.” (Job 33:31-33)
The following is a direct quote from the opening sound track of the “Contemplative Prayer” section of the “Be still” DVD.
We live in a frenzied, chaotic world under the constant seize of busyness and noise. The weapons of mass distraction are everywhere. We are bombarded by millions of advertisements daily. The Christian community is not exempt. We were designed to experience fullness of joy. Yet many only experience fullness of schedule.
Where can we go to find rest and peace?
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). We get to know God better through prayer. Prayer is a relationship and two-way communication with God. Jesus came that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly, but how can we experience abundance if we don’t learn to slow down. We need to stop and quiet ourselves to spend time in real relationship with God.
Contemplation is different than other types of Christian prayer. Contemplative prayer involves less telling God what we want to have happen in our lives and more listening for God’s call to us in our heart through Scripture. As we develop an inner attentiveness to God’s whisper, we begin to experience His presence more throughout the day.
Father, Daddy, thank You for your peace that passes all understanding. Thank You for the gift of this sabbatical year to have the opportunity to develop daily and weekly habits to slow down even more to be still and to hear Your whisper. It’s my heart’s desire to listen to You, to know You better, and to obey You. Teach me what it really means to abide in You and let Your words abide in me (John 15:7). Thank You Jesus. I love You. You’re my all, my everything. Amen and Hallelujah!
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Blessings to find peace in God’s presence!
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