solitude, silence, stillness, darkness, contemplation, prayer,

Contemplation

 

The stillness we avoid
Is full of movement.

The darkness we eschew 
Is full of light.

The silence we evade
Is full of music.

The solitude we shun
Is full of you.

 

References 

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness (Psalm 18:28; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Luke 5:16; NIV).

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it (Genesis 28:16; NIV).

He has known your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord your God has been with you (Deuteronomy 2:7; HNV).

Advertisements
Standard
Prayer

Finding God

“…seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7; NIV).

Be silent before the Lord, all humanity (Zechariah 2:13; NIV).

…the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).


Lord,
In order to find you,
We don’t need theologians,
Or text-books,
Or rituals,
Or special words,
Or music,
Or buildings
.

We only need
To seek you –
In silent contemplation,
In the world around us,
In everyone we meet,
And deep within ourselves.

Standard