Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I Meet with God in Stillness of the Heart (PrayerLife)

The prayer chair in my backyard

I'm wrapping things up on my laptop, packing my Bible and journal, and going out for 3-4 hours to pray. I have done this every Tuesday for the past 34 years.

I'm going to a quiet place where I won't be disturbed.

I'll slow down in my spirit. I'm going to get silent. And still. It is in stillness that my Lord and I meet.

"Be still...  be not rushed... cease striving! (literally)...  and know that I am God."

Dallas Willard has recently written that what is most needed today in the followers of Jesus is for them to take blocks of time and be silent. Willard says:

"Silence is, in every time and place, an essential way of breaking free from the grip of a world turned away from God and his kingdom—a world that neglects the soul. In our time in particular, the ever-present noise of modern existence and the overwhelming barrage of relentless "communications" militate against living in divine presence."

In the silence of my heart and mind I find God. Always. Going alone, now, with these last strokes of the laptop's keys, has become my wellspring of life...