Friday, March 23, 2012

Actively Doing Nothing

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Wait..... wait...... wait..... actively wait...... in a state of readiness..... being still, aware, watching, preparing..... actively doing nothing

The power of thought is the most mysterious and the greatest of all powers available.  It can be the most beneficial, or the most dangerous, depending upon how it is used.  Napoleon Hill

Today you are where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  James Allen

While we are waiting, we are thinking.  Are we thinking thoughts that render us powerless or are we thinking thoughts that are in alignment with God's will, His calculations or our own?  It takes deliberate action to trust and not worry.  During the time of being still, when we bring ourselves to that place of non thinking, our minds are opening up to a greater awareness within the soul.  Sometimes it is best for us to simply be rather than to do.

I want to share with you a prayer from Ruth Bell Graham:
"Lord, when my soul is weary and my heart is tired and sore, and I have that failing feeling that I can't take it anymore; then let me know the freshening found in simple, childlike prayer, when the kneeling soul knows surely that a listening Lord is there."

Confident in herself and aware of her God-given strength ..... she enjoys an inner contentment that isn't based on accomplishments, status, authority, power, or other people's opinions.  This woman of God has learned the value of being as opposed to doing.
Author Unknown

Take care and know that I love you.  Nan

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