For this week's Faith Barista Jam, Bonnie gave us the writing prompt to share what God has been speaking to our hearts during our quiet times.
How important it is to take time to be still and listen to His voice. After awakening each morning, I spend time praying and reading my Bible. I have my journal opened with a pen handy to record any insights I receive from this time alone.
If I were to immediately turn on the TV or get on the internet, my emotions take over and rule my day. So, I make the choice to begin my day with the Lord. After all, He is sovereign. No news headline takes Him by surprise. So instead of doing ... I make the heart choice to be still.
I have been doing a study on the book of Revelation. In the past, I've read through it many times. But I wanted to spend more time there and to understand it better. I found a workbook called "A Heart to See Forever" by Catherine Martin. What a blessing this study has been for me. It has challenged me to 'embrace the promise of the eternal perspective'.
What I have been hearing and learning in my spiritual whitespace is this:
- I have a future and a hope.
- I can rest in the promises of God.
- I am to live a life of faith.
- No challenge is too hard for God.
- The world may be in chaos with wars, elections and killings but this isn't my eternal home.
- I am to live a holy life growing in faith and knowledge.
- I am to trust all of my circumstances to God.
- I am to listen and ...obey His Word.
I want to live by faith.
I want to be counted faithful until my last breath.
In my spiritual whitespace, God has been impressing on me the importance of walking by faith. To have an eternal perspective no matter what the news headlines proclaim. I don't put my head in the sand. But I do know that time is short and I want to make each moment count in light of eternity.
May He use me as an instrument to share His light with the world.
What are you learning in your spiritual whitespace?
Blessings and love,