Be Still

The danger of an emphasis like theeverydayprayer is that it may, unintentionally, communicate that prayer always involves us “saying something”.  It doesn’t. This week, I went away for a time of prayer and seeking the Lord.  The very idea sounds “monkish” to some, but it follows, I think, the wisdom of Christ to take the time that is necessary to be still before God.(Mark 1:5)  I learned this week (again) how difficult this can be.  I’m programmed for action!  I have NOT been trained to wait, but to solve problems and move forward!  Today, I invite you to name the subjects of the Lord’s prayer, (His kingdom, His will, daily bread etc) and rather than talk, just rest with the subject “on the table” between yourself and God.  Listen re. this subject.  Let Him teach you a new way to think and, as a result, a new way to pray.  “In repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength” Isaiah 30:15

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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