There is a space that I have found, where silence and rest abound. No longer held by the tools and trappings of the endless noise, I have found a place where rest is found. It is within the Presence of the Lord. In His Presence I can find stillness even in a room full of noises and distractions.
Did you know you could walk contrary to the noise of the world, while still being in the world?
It’s true, you can. Silence and stillness is an inside job, just like joy. I carry a stillness and silence within my spirit. That stillness never leaves. The world cannot rob me of it because it came from the Father. I chose to walk in that every day.
I’m not saying I never feel overwhelmed or distracted, but what I am saying is, I have learned that I don’t have to respond to those feelings when they begin to rise-up. As I mature in the Lord, I have discovered that I carry a strong peace. The only time I seem to begin to “lose it”, is if I allow it to go. When I lose focus on the Father, it’s because I have become subject to distraction.
I praise the Lord that I am now more aware of this than ever. I pray that today, you become increasingly aware of it as well.
When you asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you received citizenship in Heaven. You are no longer of this world, only living in it. As if a visitor from a distant land, you reside here temporarily. We can live differently from those on earth. We communicate with a Heavenly Father, we are to be Heaven minded.
I am coming to You now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of My joy within them. I have given them Your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that You take them out of the world, but that You protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. John 17:13-19
We don’t need to escape the world, we only need to embrace the Savior. Will you take time to seek out the silence He places within you? That place where His Spirit resides within you. The place where Heaven meets earth inside your heart. Embrace that part of yourself. That place where Christ resides within you. And as you walk out this day, lean into that stillness. No matter what occurs, live in that place of peace. The place where you experience Heaven on earth.