Everyday Spirituality

As Jason Upton writes, “…in the silence you are speaking” For some time I have intermittently spent an hour in Eucharistic Adoration and I feel God is inviting me to make a regular appointment to be in silence with him. To sit in his holy presence…to be still…to be silent…to listen. To allow him to stir up my soul. And then allow him to remove the sediment that has settled to the bottom. Cleansing it of all that is not of him…cleansing it of all that does not give him glory.
Am I ready and willing to accept these ‘Soul Stirrings’ sitting in silence before him? It is a rather unsettling feeling. Do I trust him enough to submit to the changes he wants to make in me? It is hard to ‘let go and let God’ as the saying goes.
These are some tough questions I can not honestly answer at this time. Of course my intention would be to say, ‘yes’, but secretly would I be holding back just a tiny bit?

Throughout these next forty days of Lent, please join me as I post personal reflections called ‘Soul Stirrings’ for Lent. God never asks us to be more than we can be and he never promised it would be easy.

I hope you enjoy this video as a prelude to our time together this Lent. Look at the images in this video they are a rich complement to Jason’s lyrics.

Be still and know that I am God. Ps.46:10

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Comments on: "“Soul Stirrings” for Lent" (3)

  1. Julia Blasch said:

    I love the subject of your first “Soul Stirrings.” Be Silent….

  2. Linda Hirshberger said:

    I disagree with your statement that the cleasing of the sediment in your soul does not give glory to God. If anything, it gives Him all the glory as He works in your heart to make you more like Him. The hard part is submitting to it willingly. Love hearing your thoughts.

    • Thank you for your comment, Linda. What I meant there was removing the sediment that was not of God…not that all sediment in your heart needed to be cleansed. MAtbe it is more like straining out what does not need to be in my heart. Peace.

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