Thursday, August 12, 2010

I want some questions! Now!

"I think you mean answers." "Yes, answers, thank you."

This is not the post I promised earlier this morning. That will hopefully be coming tomorrow. This is just something I need to ask -

Do you ever feel so lost that you don't even know what questions to ask, much less where to find the answers?

I'm right there with you.

The daily devotional delivered to my inbox this morning had this quote from O. Hallesby:
"When you enter your secret chamber, take plenty of time before you begin to speak. Let quietude wield its influence on you. Let the fact that you are alone assert itself. Give your soul time to get released from the many outward things. Give God time to play the prelude to prayer for the benefit of your distracted soul."

I struggle with finding a quiet place where I can forget everything that needs to be done in order to have quality prayer time.

So here is my question: in a time where you are more busy than ever, how do you find the quiet time? Where do you go to escape from everything that needs to be done? And once there, how do you get your mind to shut out all its distractions so God can speak?

Title and beginning quotes from The Corpse Bride.


Rachel said...

hmmm..good thoughts. I've so been enjoying reading these posts.

This is so cheesy....and sort of ridiculous....but I covet my time in the shower or bath. In those days when I have no answers and loads of questions, I take my time before God in the quietest place I can think shower :)

Curly-T said...

Not cheesy at all! There are many times at the end of the day when I get my kids in bed and I say "alright, I'm taking a shower." Everyone knows to leave me alone then! I think that is a great place for all moms, as it is one truly uninterupted time of day!

Beth said...

I too use shower time as quiet time. I've found it can be a time of cleansing the soul, not just the physical body. God doesn't care where we are, just that we're choosing to spend time with him. I think the shower can be mom's secret haven!