Monday, May 14, 2007

Be Still



The post below is an excerpt from my prayer journal. It was written at Mt. Hermon Prayer Garden in March 1994. I have decided to post some of my journal entries here on my blog to 1) remind me of the Lord's goodness and faithfulness in my life 2) to hopefully encourage others in their walk with Christ. Here's the first if this series:

Be still before the Lord...
There comes a time in the life of a Christian soldier when he MUST retreat from the heat of the battle to a place of solice with the Lord...to find comfort, to re-collect himself, and to renew his strength.

Lord, there is so much peace spending time with you alone in this mountain. Here, you become so close, so real. This is the "closeness and reality" we often neglect or taken for granted in the busyness of our lives in the city...

As I look upon your creation, as I reflect upon your goodness, as I meditate upon your faithfulness, as I consider how generous and merciful you are, and as I think of your greatness...I am amazed and dumbfounded. It is incomprehensible how a God like you could and would love a sinner like me... it is such a mystery to me...yet I am thankful. Life without your love..is in vain....

Lord, I pray that you will make my life a reflection of your goodness... Lord Jesus, I want to be like you...enable me Lord, for I cannot do it without you. Amen.

READ 2 Chronicles 20

2 comments:

Tim said...

Be still before the Lord . . .

I love these words . . . really. I really, really love these words. Maybe because I find it so difficult. Maybe because it is so refreshing. Maybe because He enjoys it too.

Yet, it is through these moments I hear and see so much of what He wishes to share. And as you said, the peace . . .

What I need is a desire to be there often. *sigh*

Kristen said...

Thanks! That was beautiful.