STOP

STOP

Do you know how long it has stop graphicbeen since I stopped for more than a few minutes and chatted with  (and listened to) God?

I know, you are like me and you have things to do – tend children, run laundry, wash dishes, clean bathrooms – all desirable things, mind you, but there is so much more.

I sat today…for 30 minutes and listened mostly (and chatted some) with God. I needed to, but it took going to our Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) program today where we did just this for me to stop and remember the importance and sweetness of these times. I long for them, I really do, and yet I rarely stop and take them, at least for that length of time.

When to fit them in? Well, I could think of a few things that I could do less, but I can also think of the priority in which I do those things. The more time I spend with God the more I remember the joy and peace of those moments and the hope that follows. Somehow when I take the time to listen and talk to Him, other things seem to fall in order…or just fall away. Either way works just fine with me.

So what did He talk to me about today?

Two things:

1. He showed me some Scripture, which I wrote down. Here it is for you…

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge”(Psalm 62:5-8).

The bolded words are what jumped out to me.

2. He also shared some encouraging words:  Expectation and excitement in the love and grace of an all-powerful God.

Life is a journey…and a pretty amazing one at that. From the moment of our salvation, life is a walk through eternity with our Savior. True excitement is found here and expectation of amazing things, because of His love, grace, and omniscient power.

So for today, I would challenge you with the same challenge I was given today. Stop. And just listen. Talk to the Savior – not with a list of wants and needs but with a heart that longs to hear what He has for you.

Have you spent time with Him? Have you rested in His presence lately? What is He speaking into your heart? Has He laid any Scripture on your heart lately?

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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing…I was so touched by the peacefulness that can come from having had that very special time. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked, but, oh the wonder of knowing I can have it again. He has promised if I seek him with my whole heart, I will find him. I love the fact that the peace can and will come again when I am willing to be still listen for Him.

    I am so humbled and honored to have been a part of this day with you. For His honor and glory we, live, learn and serve together.

  2. Christina says:

    Thank you so much I really needed that this morning. It’s been a rough night and emotionally I am spent and all to often I forget that my rest comes from God and he will be there when no one else is. Thank you

    • Christina, praying for you as you go through this time. Thanks for stopping by! May you be amazed at His provision and grace in the Ching days!

  3. Janet Reeves says:

    Thank you for showing us so sweetly how to rest in God’s Presence, savoring His Word and listening for His Voice. It really is the most important thing to do each day! Blessings to you, Kori. Janet Reeves

    • Janet, you are so right. This is the most important thing we can do every day. Thank you for your encouragement. Nice to have others on the journey with us!

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