Prayer is like a vacation.

Did you know that the words "Be still" mean to vacate?  It is where the word vacation comes from. Each time we come to the Father in prayer and are still, we take a vacation, a breather, a repsite.  It is a time that we can rest and listen and just be still.

Ruth Haley Barton writes of a time that she was told to do this.

"you are like a jar of river water all shaken up.

What you need is to sit still long enough so that the sediment can settle and the water can become clear."

What are the things that are swirling around you?


Sit still long enough so that the sediment, the (junk) can fall to the bottom.

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about      many things."

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Let the things of this earth fall to the bottom and you will see more clearly!

Father, thank you that you have made us to need the connection of prayer. Thank you for being God! Thank you for taking the craziness out of what is swirling around us and bringing peace. 
Thank you for giving us a vacation anytime that we are still and invite you in.  Please remind us to do this more often.

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1 comment:

  1. So happy to have found your blog. Kristin Ewing, my bible study leader, referred me to your blog. This post is one I will read over and over again. Thank you for allowing God to use you.

    ~ Jamie


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