Mar 17, 2015

Wrestling with Silence

I light my usual candle and settle into the rocker.  The little light springs to life as I prepare for my nightly ritual with God.  The candle is the invitation.  The signal that God is near and I am getting ready to settle into His presence with the prayer of silence.

And then I begin as I do every night with the settling of my soul before Him. 

Breathe in, breathe out.  The wrestling for silence. 

There is a tension in silence in which I am learning to be comfortable.  

(Self Talk the Gospel is writing a series on spiritual disciplines and I recommend reading all the excellent posts in the series, in which I had the privilege of writing just this one on being silent before God in prayer)