Saturday, February 26, 2011

Take the Time

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
   my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
   he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
   he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
   pour out your hearts to him,
   for God is our refuge. -- Psalm 62:5-8

Georgia O'Keefe once said, "Nobody sees a flower -- really, it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time-- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. " 

God is our rock and salvation.  To know God as a friend and trust Him takes time.  To trust God at all times takes some conscious effort and work.  God can be very small -- microscopically so in some people's lives.  I say this because it is such a simple thing for God to be invisible (tiny) amidst all the busy-ness with which we fill our lives.  To see God takes time.   I think for God to become a more present friend requires, at first, setting aside at least two or three formal times a day to intentionally focus on God.  It is perhaps one way Muslims have it
over the average go-to-church-on-Sunday Christian.  They have their daily prayer times that are rigidly set aside to draw them back into the most important relationship in life.  My personal experience has been that once the formal habit is set for awhile, then my awareness of God's presence breaks into many other times. throughout the day.  God is our refuge, our fortress, the rock to which we can cling.  I don't think it is necessarily the case that we naturally turn to Him as often as we could or should without making time with Him a daily priority.  So, I hope you've been blessed to have visited my blog here and turned your attention for a few moments back to God.  Pour out your heart to Him.  It is the most important thing you will do today.

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