Then what should I do? There are times when I should pray with my spirit, and times when I should pray with my mind. Sometimes I should sing with my spirit, and at other times I should sing with my mind.
I Corinthians 14:15 (CEV)
I offer my heart to the power of Grace that is never absent. Peace is at our beck and call. So call for it. It will answer.
Positive Daily Affirmation and my current FB status
Yesterday was Prayer Sunday. A new addition to our church calendar, this day focused upon learning to pray, flash prayers, and intercession. As I reflected upon the first of three meditations (instead of a single sermon), I began to write. I realized, not only that it was a prayer, it captured the lessons I’ve been learning lately about being quiet, being at peace, being open. This is unedited, just as I wrote it yesterday. I pray it might bless and refresh your spirit as it did mine.
I am patient. I am still. I am yielded. I am quiet. I am quieted by the anticipation that I might be used and useful. I am small, but not insignificant, as I am known to You. (Psalms 8) I am patient. I am still. I yield. I quiet myself, as appreciate the stillness. I am quieted by awaiting my assignment, not knowing Your Will, but trusting, being patient to see what kind of vessel You might mold me into. This is my assignment, and while I wait, I will relish and celebrate stillness. I am patient. I am still. I yielded. I am quiet in Grace. I am quieted by Your Love.
Selah and Amen.
My new lessons, both literally and spiritually, are about doing less and listening more. We don’t listen enough; there is so much noise, often of our own (my own) making. It is time to be quiet. Quiet and unafraid. We fear empty, as though it means something is lacking. We fill everything and yet feel empty. Let’s stop.
Yesterday in worship, where things can be both loud and exuberant, I savored quiet meditation. I was conscious of 6 quiet minutes of prayer (yes, I checked, grateful for the gift of that much peace). I recognized the quality and the value of each breath. I heard music but no singing. I was filled. My life is full, brimming with abundance. I am reminded that my cup is never empty, I am reminded that God is good.