Hearing the Whispers of God: Three

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Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God. Ralph Waldo Emerson

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

In contemporary society our Adversary majors in these things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in “muchness” and “manyness” he will rest satisfied. . .

 In the midst of an exceedingly busy ministry Jesus made a habit of withdrawing to “a lonely place apart.” He did this not just to be away from people, but so he could be with God. What did Jesus do time after time in those deserted hills? He sought out his heavenly Father; he listened to him. And he beckons us to do the same. Richard Foster, The Celebration of Discipline

Can we take time to get away to a lonely place? Why is it so difficult?

4 Comments on Hearing the Whispers of God: Three

  1. joan taylor
    October 29, 2014 at 8:59 am (3 years ago)

    Life will cast us in many different directions, but we must put God first. Time spent in His presence at the beginning of my day is essential. Otherwise, everything feels out of order. He must come first on our list of priorities. And from this place all things will flow in unison.

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  2. sustainabilitea
    October 29, 2014 at 11:48 am (3 years ago)

    So many of us live in busy places and have busy lives, always another item on the to-do list, so I think we have to make an effort to take this time apart. Maybe scheduling it in works well, the way we schedule other important things.

    janet

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  3. maryadamswriter
    November 4, 2014 at 10:39 am (3 years ago)

    It’s always hard to take time for us. But it really is the most important thing. A 15 minute meditation slows the world down just enough, like scripture and prayer – its a stronger connection to God that is within.

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