What deadens us most to God’s presence within us, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are continuously engaged in with ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought.
“Telling Secrets”by Frederick Buechner. Scribd.
I miss so much of what God is doing in my life being lost in thoughts.
Trying to figure out all the reasons why things are happening the way they are.
The more I think.
The more I talk.
The more confused I sometimes get.
Sometimes God just wants us to be still and listen to what it is that He has to say in the every day, ordinary happenings in our lives.
Yesterday, sitting in church, I noticed a tear slowly trickling down from the corner of my daughter’s eye.
The pastor was talking about the role of a shepherd being to protect the sheep.
My brain was being bombarded by an overwhelming flood of thoughts.
Memories, questions, doubts, fears, hopes and dreams that one day it would all make sense.
I wanted to solve the problem of not knowing what God is doing. I hate not having the answers. I want to know if what I’m hearing is real. Is he sincere? Is this God speaking? Or am I being deceived all over again.
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Even what the enemy meant for evil, God will work it for our good.
But then I happen to glance next to me and see a tear slowly trickling down her face.
Sorrow mingled with hope filled my heart.
And somehow I knew it was going to be ok.
Jesus is here.
Healing is happening for all of us.
Slow down, look and listen.
Loosen your grip.
Lord , my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord — now and always.
Psalms 131:1-3 NLT
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10 NLT