Dear Living Roses,
I live in a home with teenagers and young adults, so my only opportunity for a time of quiet, of exterior silence, is in the early morning. I dedicate my waking moments before I even rise from bed, to greeting my Beloved and waiting, wrapped in the stillness and peace of the dawn, for Him to awaken my heart with His whispering.
Maintaining interior silence so I may hear the quiet inspirations of the Holy Spirit throughout the day is not so easy! Becoming aware of when my thoughts are focused on anything but the present moment and gently returning my focus to Jesus and where He has asked me to be in the here and now is bearing great fruit.
It may sound trite but it is true that pausing and breathing in His Presence… deeply and deliberately… and exhaling my tension into His Hands restores the stillness and silence in my soul.
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
Together in His Heart,