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Taking the Time

“When we have met our Lord in the silent intimacy of our prayer, then we will also meet Him… in the market, and in the town square.

But when we have not met Him in the center of our own hearts, we cannot expect to meet Him in the busyness of our daily lives.”  (Henri Nouwen)

 

God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest;

let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.”

But they would not listen.

Isaiah 28:12

In quietness and confidence is your strength.

But you would have none of it.

Isaiah 30:15

 

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Psalm 62:5

 

I think those Scripture passages, and the quote from Nouwen, speak for themselves. I leave you with a simple challenge: have you taken the time today to meet your God in the center of your heart?   Have you stopped or slowed down, for at least a few minutes, to fix your eyes on Jesus, to pour out your heart before your God, to let Him heal, restore, comfort, energize, mold… to touch your heart with His loving, gracious hand?

Don’t have the time? Maybe tomorrow? Can you afford NOT to?

“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts….

God’s rest is there for people to enter….

Hebrews 3:7-8, 4:6