Sunday, 13 November 2016

10 Minute Daily Retreat November - Gift of Reverence

Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Malcolm Davies (No.225)
Exodus 3:5
Then the Lord said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

Moses was in a remote place, a place of silence, when he saw the burning bush and heard the voice of God.

We may read the scriptures and be amazed that God chose to communicate with special people and then question why it doesn’t happen to us.

We live in a society that is full of external noise. We can go through the whole day without a minute of silence.

I once undertook an eight-day silent retreat – no TV, radio, phones or anything else to distract me. Someone said to me beforehand that they would rather lose a hand than be in silence for so long.

Every part of the eight days, reflecting on scripture, was a personal experience of being on holy ground as I allowed God to speak to me.

Every bush can be a personal burning bush if we cultivate a time of silence in our lives and say to the Lord – speak your servant is listening. Maybe just 15 minutes a day. Morning, noon or night.

Let God speak to you today.

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 

Pray for God's blessing upon you.