The Pulse December 15, 2009
Posted on December 15, 2009 by under Discipleship,

“Understatement

I was so busy today that I decided to stop. I wish I did this more often. I sat quietly for 20 minutes. It was a chance to nourish my soul, and maybe hear what was going on in my soul. It helped me to put ‘all those things’ in perspective. It was not all as urgent or upsetting as I thought.

Later today someone told me that he has made daily solitude a ‘non-negotiable’ in his life. He wishes he had done it long ago. He is a very busy person. He said he hears from God ‘almost daily’ now that he has been practicing solitude. He takes time every day, before starting his schedule, to sit still and listen.

Silence is one of the languages of God.

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of understatement. Remarkably normal people doing shocking things. Kind of bizarre. I love understatement. It can speak so clearly. I sometimes get lost in the noise and pomp and majesty and heralding. Maybe God is  a master of understatement. There is something about God being born in a manger, quietly and unnoticed, that I can almost hear. But, I hear better in the silence.

This is a crazy time of year to be talking about solitude and  stillness. But, I usually want water more when I am parched.

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13.

It is that time. Here He comes again. Make way!

Thanks for the opportunity to serve.

In Christ,

Randy