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Room for God

In his youth, David wandered the terrain as a lone shepherd. For centuries monks performed repetitive manual labor in their monasteries. The Amish farm in a world void of digital noise. We, on the otherhand, run from place to place, play Angry Birds in the grocery line and check email at stoplights. We have the radio, tv, phone endlessly filling our brains. We spin frenetically with meetings, clubs, commitments, events. We are filled up–overfilled–with activity. Where is the room for God?

In his youth, David wandered the terrain as a lone shepherd. For centuries monks performed repetitive manual labor in their monasteries. The Amish farm in a world void of digital noise. We, on the otherhand, run from place to place, play Angry Birds in the grocery line and check email at stoplights. We have the radio, tv, phone endlessly filling our brains. We spin frenetically with meetings, clubs, commitments, events. We are filled up–overfilled–with activity. Where is the room for God?

Throughout history, man has intuited the need for quiet, stillness, away-ness to commune with God. In the calm, we can hear his voice. In the solitude, he shapes us. We need time to reflect, to mull, to pray in order to become deeply rooted. When we simply breathe in the presence of the Lord, we remember who he is, and who we are.

How about closing the laptop, putting down the phone or the iPad, wandering away from the noise and spending whatever time you would have spend reading one of my long posts quietly in front of God? And, in his presence, breathe.

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Laura Singleton

Laura Singleton’s passion is the transformation that happens when women get access to God’s Word and God’s Word gets access to women. She was twenty-five when her life was turned upside down by an encounter with Jesus Christ. With an insatiable thirst for scripture and theology, she soon headed to Dallas Theological Seminary to learn more about Jesus, and left with a Th.M. with an emphasis in Media Arts. She, along with two friends from DTS, travel the nation filming the independent documentary Looking for God in America. She loves speaking and teaching and is the author of Insight for Living Ministry’s Meeting God in Familiar Places and hundreds of ads, which pay the bills. Her big strong hubby Paul is a former combat medic, which is handy since Laura’s almost died twice already. She loves photography, travel and her two pugs.

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    katy

    thanks

    Thanks laura-

    I was just thinking about this today…and was running away from it by looking up "cool things to read" on the internet.

    Glad that I stopped by this post-

    need to go sit and breathe, thanks for the reminder

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