When mankind is tired,
unfortunately he has not learned to rest.
It is as if there is a philosophy which does not allow
time to think and ponder.
If you have time, you keep busy
reading, cleaning, cooking or scrap-booking.
You simply do not contemplate
a simpler lifestyle with blocks of time
to do nothing or to meditate.
You do not deliberately decide
where you would like to go
or what you truly want to do
or who you want to see.
Therefore, you feel frazzled by the unimportant.
Consider the lilies how they grow.
They do not toil neither do they spin.
Yet, Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed as beautifully as these!
How much more important are you to Me
than the flowers I created
which only bloom for a short time
and then they are thrown out?
Sometimes I wonder how many times God will speak to me before I simply do what He commands. Today, I have set apart time to be still, to pray, to ponder what part in His body of believers He wants me to be.
The passage from the “listening” comes from Matthew 6:28-34. I am thankful to my mother who asked us to read the Bible through every year until its words became life-giving to us. Many well-known verses come to my mind as I pray and listen to the Holy Spirit.