Sunday, September 27, 2009
I had a great deal of difficulty this week as I was trying to follow the first 'menu' option on "The Joy Diet" (please see previous post). I wasn't sure if my time spent in prayer or praise could constitute doing nothing...especially since my mind seems very engaged in those moments. Then I remembered the quaking aspen tree that stills my heart, soul and mind whenever I spend time in it's prescence. I could no 'nothing', just simply be. When my copy of the book finally arrived in the mail yesterday I spent time catching up on the reading and realized that my time spent with God could qualify as time spent doing 'nothing' as when I sat before my tree. You see when I sit in nature I can empty my mind of all the noise because I feel as if I'm sitting in God's glorious creation and I simply let gratitude for His work fill my heart. Much the same thing happens when I truly seek His guidance and instead of asking and pleading for some outcome I desire I simply sit in His presence and wait for Him to speak to me. I wait and listen. If we cannot and will not quiet the noise in our lives how are we to hear Him when He speaks to us. So my spiriutal advice for you today would be to follow the Lord's command to "Be still and know that I am GOD".
In His Grip,