October 29, 2014
Do you think this is a magic trick, sitting here with Me for five minutes, waiting for Me to speak? I am speaking all the time. But I won’t shout. I won’t scream. Mine is a still small voice and to hear it requires discipline. Your discipline to sit still and to open your heart. To listen, you must STOP and be quiet. It seems counter cultural and it is, actually, even with all the good there is to do. Even all the righteous causes. You want more than a 24-hour day, but you couldn’t handle it if you had it. I know how much you can handle in a day, trust Me with the Earth rotating around the sun, spinning on its axis. If you seek Me you will find Me if you seek Me with all of your heart. Is there room in there for Me? There is. There is plenty of room in your heart for My love, it’s your head that lacks space for My Presence and Peace, all those thoughts and concerns whirling. But only you can rearrange and clear out the noise and choose what is life-giving to hear.
Philippians 4:8-9, The Message –
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”
This. This is one of my biggest struggles. One of the things I most wish I could do well…just stopping, fully clearing my mind of all things and just being fully in His presence. I have mental ADD when it comes to my prayer time lately and I desperately want the discipline to be still, and quiet, and receptive to receive. Maybe you could pray this for me?
Lisa, I pray that each day you would steal away and find a quiet place for your head and heart to be quiet with the Lover of your soul…may He meet you where you are and may you walk away each time knowing you two just met heart to heart.
I’ll keep praying for you in this. xoxox