Say a quiet yes to God…

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

(prayerful response to Lectio Divina)

A sparkling word or phrase:

“Say a quiet yes to God”

The image:

The image I see as I listen to this text is first an image of total chaos. Maybe a group of people fighting over control, everyone going after what they want, ignoring the needs of others…maybe a “National Lampoon” family dinner or a board meeting gone awry. You know…Chaos!

But in this line…”Say A Quite Yes to God”…I see hope. In the midst of the chaos, I see a spot of quite…calm…peace…a place to rest. The thing is…that spot is always there. Always. No matter how noisy the chaos, how all-encompassing the chaos is…peace is always present.

Prayer:

Spirit of God, I see the chaos. How could I miss it. I “yell a loud no to the devil” all the time. Please help me remember that you God are present in the quite yes. Thanks be to God.

Related Links:

Lectio Divina when in doubt ~ Biblegateway ~ Using the  Bible to Meet with God ~

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