I long to write a devotional book - something that will speak to others and encourage them in their journey with God. These are a few of my thoughts...please enjoy them as you find your resting thoughts in the arms of God.

A few quiet moments during the day. Resting thoughts to focus your mind. Come face to face with the One who loves you. Be embraced. Cherished. Loved.

Monday, March 17, 2008

A Soul on its Knees

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo

Everyone has those moments when they feel far from God - they feel isolated and lonely in their own struggles and their own world. At those times, it's so easy to stop praying, to stop thinking about God and to focus on the worldly battle being fought around you. But, even during those darkest moments, God is still there - He is just as close as He was on the days you feel Him as He is on the days you cannot seem to find Him.

What's more, your soul is still in communion with God, even when your body seems far away. Once you have found Him, it is impossible to leave Him. Once you have accepted Him, you are unable to completely separate yourself from Him. It is on the dark days when you heart speaks the words your mind cannot create - and your heart speaks directly to the Creator on your behalf, urging patience, kindness, love and openness with Him.

So, when you are having a day when you feel like God is impossible to find, remember that your heart is speaking a language that you don't understand - a language, in fact, that the world does not understand. But, the Lover of your soul understands. And He hears your prayers.

Prayer: Abba, Father, Listen to the words my heart is speaking to You today. They are words I cannot create, yet they are filling a void I did not even know was there. Accept the prayers of my heart. Amen.

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