Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Meditation For Peace Transcending Understanding

This week I rediscovered a wonderful spiritual practice that I would like to share with you. Worshipping the Lord can be joyfully all encompassing, but I personally have a very difficult time prying my attention away from all of the stressors in my life. Worries and fears steal our attention until it is hard to give the Lord our focus. I encourage you to find a quiet place, close your other tabs, and spend a little time entering into God's transcendent peace.

  1. Find a Quiet Place.
    "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." -Matthew 6:6
  2. Place your heavy concerns in God's hands (prayer and petition). Pray, “ Dear Jesus I give you ______.” Start with the big relationships, responsibilities, and ambitions. Feel yourself lighten as your burdens are lain down.
    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." -Philippians 4:6
  3. Place your lighter concerns in God's hands with the same prayer, “ Dear Jesus I give you ______.” Continue to feel your burden lifted
    "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" - Matthew 11:28
  4. Place your blessing in God's hands with the same prayer, “ Dear Jesus I give you ______."
     "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:29
  5. As you've surrendered your defence mechanisms and securities you may begin to feel vulnerable. When you're ready, and have laid down as many burdens as you can think of, lay down in the hand of God. Pray, “Dear Jesus I give you myself.” 
    "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:30
  6. Rest here. (Be still and know . . . )
    "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" - Psalm 46:10

    Quiet, Please by: Umberto Fistarol


  1. Such wise advice. I sure wish I had that bench and that view for my quiet time! God bless, and keep writing.

    1. Thank you! I have bench recommendations if you ever find yourself in Michigan.


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