STILL:October 7, 2009
To just be still and know that God is. To take posession of a space of time from the neverending assault of daily dramas and abide in the presence of the Lord. No particular petitions, no preconcieved format, and no alarms to announce that it’s time to go back to the circus. Sometimes it sounds like an impossible dream in todays hectic climate. And yet, never, has it been more urgent for each of us to consistantly seek out such a space. Lately it seems as though increasing amounts of time spent in prayer is becomming passive. By this I mean it begins in the usual fashions, however, as a closeness to the Lord Jesus manifests, words become almost obsolete. There’s such a peace and contentment that petitions become difficult to bring forth. There’s such a supernatural sweetness that one finds no desire to consider things in the physical realm.
Of course this could seem kind of selfish. Petitions must be brought up; especially those concerning souls who are currently lost and other saints who are sailing through challenging waters. In fact, such moments as these are among the best times to bring forth the petitions that have been weighing on us. In times like these, all of “self” has been subdued and all agendas, which may normally influence the thrust of our requestings have been set aside. Our focus is completely upon Jesus and our heart cries out for those who have not found such a place. Those who are lost; those who are struggling with divers wrestlings, and those who have been born again, but are still clinging to various weights. We plead that all would find this place of refuge; this divine address that resides beyond the borders of space and time. A place of such completeness that all of the former lustings to drop to the ground like yesterdays news.
Seasons come and go. Fads are started, wars are fought, kings rise to power and rulers meet their inevitable demise as do all who travel through the valley of decisions. Continuous change is a primary attribute of this fallen world. And yet God never changes. He has always been God and he will always be God. Long after this matrix has been dissolved, he will still, and forever be, God. It’s imperative that we strive to let go, from our heart, of that which is temporal, and tap into the everlasting realities. We must ensure that we are consistantly abiding in Jesus; the True Vine, and not allowing the goings on that we “see” to distort what we “know.” Perhaps this sounds a little nutty. I don’t know; I was just waiting for the dentist office to open so that I can make an appointment, when this came forth. Speaking of which, the office should be open now, and so I’ll wrap this up.
It’s amazing how, even a short time in the presence of the Lord can change our perceptions and bring us into understanding over that which truly matters and those items which are soon to no longer be relevant. “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today, and for ever.” Blessings always in Jesus name.