He Comes, Be it in Calm or Chaos

Jesus modeled what an intentional relationship with the Father ought to look like.  He sought refuge in quiet places so that His entire being could be focused on the Father.  Mark 1:35 – “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.”  If Jesus, God’s own son, sought space to spend time with Him, how much more should I?
 
I find that my faith is most firm when I begin my day in His word, and am intentional about being aware of His presence.  For my ears and heart to be open, my body and mind must be still.  The interruptions that come outside of a solitary space, divide my attention and rob me of the full opportunity to hear His heart.   For me, in order to have a silent space, I must rise long before my boys, or my time and attention will be divided.  Yes, God still speaks, even in the midst of chaos, but for me, I am best able to hear His heart for me in still silence.  As I hear His heart, I am strengthened and supplied with what is needed to sustain my soul as I go about my day. 
 
His word breathes life, when I am willing to make time to read it.  Patience soon is present and compassion comes.  I am my best self when my security is solidified in my Savior.
 
Though my morning was not an early one, and silence was hard to come by, my faithful Father still found way to remind me of what matters most.  He is my safety and security, and the very reason my heart beats.  He is not conditional in His communication, and will meet me wherever I am at, as I direct my gaze to Him.  I am so grateful that He is present; whether in the midst of calm or chaos – leading, guiding and loving all the while. 
 

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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