Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 4: Finding Time to Rest

It is good to rest.  Relaxing may be difficult for some during weekends because of house chores or children's events that take up a parent's time, but we must always make time to rest even if it is brief.  Yes, I know that it's easier said than done, but even God rested when creation was complete.  There has to be a moment in your day when you can find time to rest with your God.  It may come first thing in the morning or maybe the last thing you do at night.  Find that little spot in your busy schedule to sit somewhere in silence because as 1 Kings 19:12 reminds us, we will not find God in the noise of the world, but in the soft, silent sound.

"In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing.  It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence."  

                                                                                                               -- Blessed Mother Teresa