One of the great challenges of living in today’s world is learning to deal with all of the noise. When I say learning to deal with it, I am talking about learning to get past it, so that we might be able to hear what is really important and needed. I really do think that most of us are living with information overload. We get media input from so many different sources and ideas and opinions from so many competing directions, that we have gotten used to living in a continual spin.
Some days I wake up from my noisy dreams to an even more noisy world and I know that I am missing something, but just can’t seem to figure it out. Then I realize that I am never going to figure it out with all of the noise, so I begin to try to filter some of the noise away. This seems to work for a moment, but then, I realize that I still am not anywhere near to what I am really searching for, so I go in search of quietness. It is not near as easy as it used to be to find solitude.
Solitude is the place where we step out of the noisy world and into the peaceful relationship that we were created for. It is the best place to listen and learn from our Creator. It is the place where we figure out what life is really all about. The journey to solitude is not easy and it will cost you, but it is a trip worth taking. In fact, once you take this trip, you will want to take it again and again, because you will discover that solitude is the place that enables you to live blessed!
One of the greatest blessings of living in this human experience, is that we get to spend time in the company of our Creator. How amazing is it that we can know and be known by our Creator? Through relationship with Him, we get to participate in the divine. When we learn to live in the joy and power of this relationship, then we watch as gray skies turn to blue and the mundane takes on new significance.
A big part of our lives is the monotonous routine of doing the same things over and over again, day after day. And for many, this becomes life. When we live in relationship with our Creator, even the routine takes on purpose and meaning, and provides fulfillment through enlightenment!
The best place to focus my mind and energy is in the Spirit, where I get to travel with my Creator as a constant companion and friend. He shows me things that I would never see on my own. He gives me understanding that I could never discover in my own power and strength. He guides me to places of blessing and miracles.
You can live in the presence of your Creator and have His presence walk with you through the struggles and blessings of this life and even the most challenging of days will open up as opportunities for enlightenment and learning. This is a great miracle and should never be taken for granted! Enjoy the relationship, appreciate it’s power and live blessed!
What an amazing thought: God created me and is working in me, giving me the desire and power to do what pleases Him and what blesses me. What an awesome God! Our Creator has expectations for us to be successful and blessed. Our Creator is given glory when we accomplish what we were created for! You are not an accident and you are not here as a spiritual being living a human experience by some randomness.
Paul tells is in Philippians: “Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians 2:12-13
Work hard, obey God and remember that God is at work in and through you!