Soul Quiet

Soul Quiet

Soul Quiet


My soul quietly waits for the True God alone; my salvation comes from Him.”  Psalm 62.1

I confess, I’m hardly ever quiet.  It’s go, go, go.  Do, do, do.  And on the finish of the day, it’s troublesome to show off my mind and relaxation.  I discover it straightforward to take refuge in all I’ve achieved and ignore the unsettled, stressed emotions in my coronary heart.  Specializing in the doing, quite than the being.

Somebody as soon as informed me, we aren’t human-doings, we’re human-beings.

How true that is and but how uncomfortable we discover “being” to be.

When am I ever “soul quiet”?

We’re fixers . . .

We don’t want a Savior as a result of we’re our personal savior.  We want cash, we take out a mortgage.  We now not really feel in love with our partner so we dump them for a more moderen mannequin.  Our youngster is combating a trainer, we transfer them to a unique class.  Our in-laws are driving us loopy, we reduce them out of the image.  We learn self-help books, see counselor after counselor, and take issues into our personal palms.

Ready is for many who are lazy.  Ready wastes time.  Ready by no means solves something.

We don’t want a Rescuer as a result of we’re our personal rescuer.

It’s straightforward to rationalize away this name for soul quiet ready.

Soul quiet is difficult.  Soul quiet takes treasured time.  Soul quiet takes perseverance and intentionality.

Soul quiet causes us to let go of the listing and concentrate on the being.  Soul quiet forces us to be nonetheless.  Soul quiet brings us nose to nose with who we’re deep down inside.

We’ll by no means pursue this life unintentionally.  The voices of this world shout loud and lengthy and except we select to take away our self from their continuous barrage we’ll by no means be taught to take heed to the whispers of our Savior.

Years in the past I realized a soul quiet observe referred to as “Contemplative Prayer”, also called Lectio Divina (Sacred Studying).  I’ve discovered it to be a beautiful approach of serving to me be taught to quiet my soul and wait on God.

Right here’s the way it works:

*Learn aloud the passage of Scripture (ought to be solely 2-Three verses).  Hearken to the phrases and be nonetheless for 1-2 minutes.
*Learn aloud once more and Replicate for an additional 1-2 minutes:  What on this passage touches my life in the present day?
*Learn aloud once more and Reply for an additional 1-2 minutes:  What’s God inviting me to do in the present day?
*Learn aloud once more and Relaxation for an additional 1-2 minutes:  Ask nothing, merely relaxation within the presence
of the Lord.

*Write down what God has spoken to you thru His Phrase.

I encourage you in the present day to take Philippians 4.6-7 and start your soul quiet observe.

God is asking all of us to the soul quiet way of life.  Resting in His presence.  Ready on Him to rescue us.

Quieting our hearts earlier than Him.

It’s the way in which of Peace even when our worlds are turned the wrong way up.  It’s the way in which of Pleasure even when there may be super ache.  It’s the path of Life for many who select to stroll its approach.

By Kristi Huseby

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