Friday, January 30, 2009

When We Think of God

How do you think of God?

Do you see a massive throne, angels flying about singing joyously? Do you see a kind, old gentleman, with white beard and thousand yard eyes? Do you see blinding light and golden streets?

God calls us to seek Him but how do you seek Him?

In the midst of the hustle, do you call His name softly, sharing the hopes and dreams, wishes and prayers of everyday? Do you speak to Him in your prayer voice, asking, pleading, begging and remembering?

Do you hear His voice on the wind, in the rustle of leaves, or running deer across the plains? Has your heart quieted down long enough to even know if He is calling you in this time of stress and disorder?

Call His name softly, Whisper His name into the night and listen. Quiet and still, He will return your love, answer your heart, respond to your deepest thoughts and give you rest...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Psalm 42: 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. (NIV)

We spend so much of our lives looking outward. We spend a lifetime ignoring the wonder right at our feet often missing the singular beauty that God placed in running streams. Sitting beside a quiet brook one can capture some of what God desires for us, when He placed these outdoor cathedrals in our midst.

As we rush through life, taking scant breaks to wonder at the wonders that God created, we miss the small miracles and fail to receive the precious, soul satisfying sanctity of His quiet, confident, care. Too often our lives are an unending rush to the next empty appointment where we meet confusion, frustration and despair.

Near the brook of your life is a new spring leaf, bursting with color, brimming with vibrant life, waiting for you to find refuge beside the cool spring of your journey. Take time to experience divine complacency, waiting quietly with The Master, near the waters of your life. Rest in Him. Let your self recline into His arms of love and trust yourself to Him.

O Lord. Carry our hearts to your quiet place today and let us know you better, trust you more and learn to rest in you, forever.

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