My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saint and Scriptures Sunday-Be Still and Listen

We have been talking about the power of prayer for the past couple of weeks, but do we take time to listen. Prayer is when we talk to God and meditation is when we listen to Him. I'm sometimes better at the talking than the listening.

No answer eludes us if we turn to the source of all answers - the stillness within. Prayer accompanied by meditation will always provide the answers we need for the situations facing us. The answers we want are not guaranteed, however. We must trust that we will be directed to take the right steps. Our well-being is assured if we let go the control and turn our wills over to the care of God, our messenger within.

How comforting to know that all answers are as close as our quiet moments. God never chooses to keep them from us. We simply fail to quiet our thoughts long enough to listen. Our minds race, obsessively, all too often. We jump from one scenario to another, one fear to another, one emotion to another. And each time our thoughts capture a new focus, we push the answer we seek further into the background.

The process is simple, if I want to follow it. The answer awaits me if I truly want them. I need only sit quietly and ask God to offer the guidance I need. An then I will sit quietly some more.

Please visit Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures for more Saint and Scriptures Sunday. Have a wonderful week.

1 comment:

  1. Good point. This week I'm going to make time for a little more "listening".


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