Friday, January 21, 2011
Inspiration by Leann Harris
I like to have a inspirational book to read, with daily devotions. I am reading INSPIRATION FOR GIRLFRIENDS by Ellen Miller. These last few day, Ellen has been talking about cocooning. In other words, spending a few days away from your busy life and read, pray, calm your spirit so you can hear God. (She took a month.)
That hit me hard. I knew she was talking to me. I need to spend several days just being quiet and talking to God. When we quiet our spirit, then we can hear. Remember when Elijah was running from Jezebel and complained he'd been zealous for God and look what happened. The Lord told Elijah to stand on the mountain because the Lord would pass by. God wasn't in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in the gentle whisper afterward. How can we hear if we're filled with all sorts of noise?
We can't all take a long week or month as Ellen, but each of us can come aside, be quiet before God and hear His voice. This retreat isn't a daily thing, but maybe a once a year thing to practice. Think about it.