Today’s Word:  PEACE

Today’s Time of Stillness:  10 minutes

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

This Second Sunday in Advent we light the candle of Peace.

Sleep in heavenly peace.


The Spiritual Practice of Stillness

Stillness is a form of prayer, but it is a time without words – our words, anyway.  In stillness, we rest before God, believing that God is present, whether we can feel that presence or not.  We rest in knowing that we are beloved by God and that God desires us to be with him.  That is why Jesus came – Immanuel, God with us.

Maybe you will hear a word from God during your times of stillness or maybe you will be all too aware of the baking soda you need from the grocery store for your cookies or the bird outside your window crowing louder than you can ever remember.  Don’t be frustrated by wandering thoughts.  Use your word for the day as a breath prayer to call your mind back to God.  And don’t judge your time of stillness by how “productive” you think it is.  It’s not about what you do, it’s about who God is.  Our being in God’s presence matters to God and so it matters to us.

Blessings this Advent season!

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