Sitting in Silence

IMG_2628 copy2Our prayer life should include silent or “contemplative” prayer, as it is often called. Prayer is not all about us talking, requesting, and commanding. We need to remember that God is the Source and Life of all things, and… He definitely knows more than we do (just a slight understatement here). Therefore, we receive from Him. “And what do you have that you did not receive?”
For those who are in Christ Jesus, there is no need to fear contemplative prayer as something “new agey”. God is the One who fills all in all, and we live and breathe because of Him. For those outside of Christ, attempting to access “godness” in the spirit realm is like the thief Jesus describes who tries to climb over the wall, rather than come through the Door. But for those in Christ, the veil has been taken away (2 Cor. 3:18) and we have access to Him at all times.
The silence of sitting in God’s presence is anything but empty. It’s filled with the substance of His peace, light, and life. It’s in this place that I realize how much mental activity whirling in my head is from myself rather than Him. I let Him wash it away. He lifts out the wounds of the soul and brings healing in a way that I could never do. His limitlessness breaks the hindrances of small thinking off my mind so I can receive more from Him. “More of His saving fullness see; more of His Love who died for me.” He reveals concepts that I wouldn’t have reasoned out myself. I am confident in His purpose and plan.
“My soul waits in silence for God only.” Ps. 62:1

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