DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2020

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Matthew 5:3  Blessed are the poor in spirit  (NIV).  With less of you there is more of God and His rule  (MSG).  

Have you discovered wordless prayer?  It is when we come to God with no agenda.  “Half the time we don’t even know what we need;  we just come with a sense of our own spiritual poverty.”  Emptiness is the prerequisite for receiving.  “Rather than working so hard to put everything into words,  we rest from the noise and stimulation that are so characteristic of life in our culture.  We rest our overactive,  hardworking mind from the need to put everything into words.  We rest from clinging,  grasping and trying to figure everything out.  The soul returns to its most natural state in God.”  In returning and rest you will be saved;  in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength… (Isaiah 30:15).  Begin by allowing yourself to settle into that beyond-words place of comfort and intimacy,  receptivity and restful repose.  Do not rush.  Imagine Jesus asking,  “What do you want?”  Then,  just let your response flow:  “God what I want most from you right now is…”

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