I have come to be with God. I am made in His image and yet we behave so differently. His is the world of silence, stillness, natural beauty, and purposeful pace. Mine is the world of to-do’s, projects, not-enough-hours-in-the-day, and worry. His world is effortless; mine is forced. He is in charge; I am out of control. He is present; I am pre-occupied.

There is a place of tranquility, of peace that is reserved for those who wait on You. It is a place that tasks and chores cannot access.

So how do I leave behind my world, if only for a bit, to live in His? How do I embrace His thinking, His values, His ways and leave behind mine? Is it possible to sit and be with Him and that be enough? How do I get this mind of mine, which is well trained at juggling things, to slow to His pace and focus solely on Him?

Father, help me to take on your image - to behave more like You than the world around me. Help me to sit long, listen much and be still. Help me learn a new way to do life; one including more time with You.

There is a place of tranquility, of peace that is reserved for those who wait on You. It is a place that tasks and chores cannot access. It is a place that births life and nourishes the soul. In this place loving and adoring You is all that is needed. It is here that I find rest, strength and life’s purpose. To get to this place is as easy as surrendering to You, but is more challenging than the greatest tasks. This mind of mine is strongly conditioned to be far away considering and worrying about imaginary and potential things. My body can sit and wait on You, but my mind races with details that need not be considered.

ZACK TOTTEN | Pastor of Connections

ZACK TOTTEN | Pastor of Connections

How come something so easy can be so difficult? How come trusting completely and thoroughly in this moment with You is as illusive as seeing the wind?

Father, I want to see you unobstructed by my meandering mind. I want to take you in, unrestrained by busyness and fear. Help me.

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