Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am God

God finds us, we do not find God.

God lives in us and we live in God.  Deep within us is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place.  We are continually called to this inner Divine Centre.

There is a certain timelessness in this as eternity presses upon our time-torn lives.

We begin to live our lives a lot more fully when we yield to this invitation to live out of this inner centre.  It is a dynamic centre, a creative life that presses to life within us.  The Christ within us stirs to be awakened.  The same Christ within all of us.  It is like seed stirring to life within us if we do not chock it.

There is a tendency for us to think we are the initiators and God responds, but the living Christ within us is the initiator, and we the responders.

The basic response of the soul to the light is internal adoration and joy, thanksgiving and worship, self-surrender and listening.

We are called away from the noisy workshop within.  We are invited to offer ourselves in adoration.

Powerfully are the springs of our will moved to an abandon of singing love towards God.  Powerfully are we moved to a new and over-coming love to our time blended human beings and all creation.

In this centre of creation all things are ours, and we are Christs and Christ is in God.

  • Be still and know that I am God.

  • Jesus spent all night in prayer.

  • St. Paul spent a long time in Arabia before he started his mission.

  • My heart is longing for the living God.

  • Like a deer that yearns for running streams, so my heart is yearning for you my God, the living God.

  • It is not I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

Inspired from a passage by Thomas Kelly (1893-1941)

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