How I met Peace
This is not the norm.
My thoughts are racing . . .
emotions flying high from so many things.
There is so much to do.
"Sh . . . hush." I whisper inwardly, bending my head toward my knees to finger comb my hair into one ponytail. "Um, I love the smell of coffee," I think as I swing my head back up, getting a whiff of the coffee sitting beside my laptop in my favorite coffee mug.
I inhale deeply. Exhale.
"Simplicity." I think.
"Be silent. Listen . . ." I say. See if you can hear Him now that you're alone and things are getting a little more quiet in your heart. I have so many things I want to tell you, Lord."
I exhale. And I think, "I am alone. . . Alone is exactly how I've been feeling lately. Like something is missing?"
"Let all within you listen to Him. Feel Him. Experience Him," I remind myself.
"This silence of all the outwardly and earthly affection, and of human thoughts within us is essential if we are to hear His voice." This thought comes to me from something I read once upon a time.
Finally, I silence the whirls of my mind. . . close my eyes.
I am stilled.
I am at rest.
I stay in the moment for a long time. "The birds outside in the trees chirping is loud." I think.
Finally I tune them out. I stay in the moment still. The moment of God and me together . . . experiencing the moment of prayer in this new way. In a way where I don't make a request. I'm just here, with Him . . . together. I feel Him close.
I inhale. Exhale.
I'm at peace 'cause I am with Peace.
There in the quietness of my prayer Peace and I meet.
And I have need for no one or nothing else.
"Peace I leave you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you ..." John 14:27Until we meet Peace and allow Him to permeate deep within ourselves we will not be able to be at peace with others.
"My soul waits in silence for God only." Psalm 62:1
This post is linked to the Gentleness Challenge at Women Living Well.
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