Silence is so rare these days. Time to be in silence seems even more so.
But our relationship with God is so important and worth some time set aside, time to be together. Carve out time today to simply "be," in silence, and wait. Listen. God will surely speak if we quit talking and racing about.
And we have a lot to learn from the God who created us and loves us and guides us. Think how much better our day would be if we started it in silence, waiting and listening for God's guidance for the day. Think how much better our lives would be if we allowed God to teach us and lead us.
God's a forest and tree kind of God and we're just tree people. If God has the lay of the land and we see only a tree or two, don't you think we could learn a LOT by quieting ourselves and listening, waiting for God to show us the way?
Change my heart, O God. Quiet my mind and my life. Empower me to make time for us, and speak to me, teach me, guide me. Open my heart that I might be willing to learn.
Change my heart, O God. May I listen to you, that I may be (more) like you.
Speak Lord, your servant is listening...
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)