March 26th. Waiting.

March 26th. Waiting.

Throughout the Lenten Journey, one the daily devotionals per week comes from the ReForming Spiritual Reflections. You can find more and download your copy on our website.

BEGIN BY FINDING A QUIET PLACE. 

Begin by finding a quiet place where you can settle in a way that fosters deep peace and relaxation. Allow time for your mind to empty, your breathing to calm, and your spirit to open.


Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.


REFLECTION From ReForming Spiritual Reflections

To wait open-endedly is
an enormously radical attitude toward life.

It is trusting that something will happen to us that is far beyond our own imaginings.

It is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life.

It is living with the conviction
that God molds us according to God’s love and not according to our fear.

The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, expecting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond
our own imagination or prediction.

That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen


PRAYER. My Lord God~I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

                          -From Thomas Merton

TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE as you close.

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