‘In quiet I receive God’s Word today.’
Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening. Your Father will you hear His Word today. He calls to you from deep within your mind where He abides. Hear Him today. No peace is possible until His Word is heard around the world; until your mind, in quiet listening, accepts the message that the world must hear to usher in the quiet time of peace.
This world will change through you. In stillness we will hear God’s Voice today without intrusion of our petty thoughts, without our personal desires, and without all judgement of His holy Word. Today we will not listen to the world, but wait in silence of the Word of God.
Three times today, at times most suitable for silence, give ten minutes set apart from listening to the world, and choose instead a gentle listening to the Word of God. As every hour passes by today, be still a moment and remind yourself you have a special purpose for this day; in quiet to receive the Word of God.
As the sun was out this morning I took the opportunity to spend my quiet time in the park. Although I had my headphones in my ears I decided to leave the music off to allow thought to drift through unimpeded. I really wanted to hear God’s this morning. I didn’t so much hear God as saw the beauty of His creation all around me. New flowers have replaced the cherry blossoms, and the magnolia trees have become balding old men, the lush spread of flowers now reduced to a sprinkle, threads in a fading tapestry.
A three mile walk prepared me well for our Writers Without Borders meeting which it was my turn and pleasure to chair. As usual I was stunned by the unrehearsed emergence of themes. Even our visitor Gary Longden’s (poet, spoken word critic and publicist). pieces fitted right in.
I had an opportunity to practice healing today, unexpectedly. I cannot pretend that it was all my idea, I’m pretty certain that I was guided, by the voice that I allowed in, to the source of the malaise, thus obviating the need to treat the symptoms.
It is possible to be totally at peace in a world full of drama and stress.