Praying With Both Eyes Closed

Praying With Both Eyes Closed But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me. Psalm 69:13 In January of this year, I began this series of Life Notes with a reflection about praying with one eye open. I … Continue reading Praying With Both Eyes Closed

The 5 S’s to a God Experience

The Five S’s to a God Experience  Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10a Over the past few weeks I have covered a few states of being that put us in a position of least resistance to experience God’s presence. They are silence, stillness, solitude, simplicity, and surrender. Interestingly, none of these … Continue reading The 5 S’s to a God Experience

Surrender

Surrender See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death. Those who stay in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but those who go out and surrender to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live and shall have their lives as a … Continue reading Surrender

Creative Stillness

Creative Stillness He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:39-40 One of the few Bible verses I ever successfully memorized as a child … Continue reading Creative Stillness

A Challenging Peace

A Challenging Peace Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34 “For a child has been born for us…and he is named…Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 The season of Christmas is identified as one of peace. Unfortunately, our … Continue reading A Challenging Peace