Are You Ready?

"I cannot control the voice of God or how it comes.

I can only control my "ears" -

my readiness to listen and quickness to respond."

Philip Yancey

"It's not easy to sit and trust that in solitude God will speak to you - not as a magical voice but that God will let you know something gradually over the years. And in that word from God you will find the inner place from which to live your life.Solitude is where spiritual ministry begins. That's where Jesus listened to God. That's where we listen to God."

Henri J. Nouwen

"Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life. We do not take the spiritual life seriously

if we do not set aside some time to be with God

and listen to him."

Henri Nouwen

Summer is upon us. The rhythms of life shift a bit for many of us...maybe there is some slowing in your pace that allows you to breathe a little easier and find some margin in your days to enjoy the sun, the beauty of creation. The margin can also awaken us to the desire to hear from God in the midst of our lives. Are you sensing your soul beckoning you to set aside some time to be with God for a while in a quiet space away from the rush and busyness of your life?

Are you ready to listen to His voice - to sit and trust that in solitude He will speak to you?

Joan KelleyComment