A Still Place

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A Still Place

I just read my daily reading for today and can’t resist sharing. (If you’re doing the math, yes. Daily morning reading at 9:20 pm? Nailed it.) It is so completely in alignment with what I was trying to say last time about the pace of life we choose that I have to share it. Here it is, from Henri Nouwen’s, Bread for the Journey. (Stick with it to the end of the second paragraph…)

A Still Place in the Market

“Be still and acknowledge that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) These are words to take with us in our busy lives. We may think about stillness in contrast to our noisy world. But perhaps we can go further and keep an inner stillness even while we carry on business, teach, work in construction, make music, or organize meetings.

It is important to keep a still place in the “market-place.” This still place is where God can dwell and speak to us. It also is the place from which we can speak in a healing way to all the people we meet in our busy days. Without that still space we start spinning. We become driven people running all over the place without much direction. But with that stillness God can be our gentle guide in everything we think, say or do. {Italics added.}

Love the idea of healing words. Of course they come from a place of stillness. Of course they do. Here’s to carrying that stillness within, friends, and speaking healing words into each of our own small communities. Pretty sure we can change the world.

P.S. I finished Shauna Niequist’s new book, Bread and Wine. Cannot wait to tell you about it! Stay tuned.

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One response »

  1. Thank you for this encouragement! It just amazes me sometimes that being still…can be an action! So like Him to get us to a place to think about what He is trying to show us!
    Can’t wait to hear what you thought of Bread and Wine! It’s on my list after Bible study is over!
    XO,
    K

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