Thought Of The Day

I go through life as a transient on his way to eternity, made in the image of God but with that image debased, needing to be taught how to meditate, to worship, to think. Donald Coggan

Richard Foster’s book The Celebration of Discipline changed my thinking about several things when I was in seminary, mainly fasting and meditation. I highly recommend this book for a first read, even a second.  The title is a bit misleading because though fasting, prayer, meditation, simplicity, solitude and the rest have been called “disciplines”, there is a negative connotation for many people to the word discipline when it comes to spiritual matters.  The disciplines as Richard Foster describes them are doors to liberation.  I have found them to be the pathway to hearing from God until you taste the sweetness and want more, more, more.

I love Elijah’s story.  He was feeling alone as he ministered faithfully against a tough audience, delivering God’s messages.   “And He (God) said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice. 13 When Elijah heard the voice, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. (And God continued speaking to Elijah). I Kings 19 Amplified Bible

Might God’s still small voice shatter your life and bring you unmistakable joy.

You’ve got to LOVE the Old Testament!

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