Pause for Peace

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“Sacred is the pause that draws us into stillness. Nourishing are the moments when we step away from busyness. Teach us the wisdom of pausing. Reveal to us the goodness of stopping to breathe.” Macrina Wiederkahr

We are now in busiest, most pressured time of the year for most of us.

Knowing that, let’s think about how we might find ways to pause, to reconnect with our Creator, and to breathe in the peace the angels promised (and we so often miss!) on that first Christmas day.

Many of us begin our day in a devotional connection with God, but a few weeks ago, I decided to try what I call “a holy experiment” by adding two spiritual pauses in each day – one at about noon and another just before dinner in the evening.

I stop, read a devotional thought or a psalm and pray, just briefly. With minutes, I am refreshed. Then I re-enter my day with a new attitude and already thinking about when I get to pause again. The result? Awareness of God and His presence permeates my day. And where He is there is peace.

How about you? Are you looking for calm in the busyness of this season? Try a holy experiment of your own: Take a short break, in your mind’s eye look into the face of the only One who can give you peace, and let Him in. He’s just waiting to be asked.

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

2 thoughts on “Pause for Peace

  1. Beverly:
    Thanks for a good tool for keeping on focus with the Peace that God gives.
    I find so often in my day a daily devotion, meditation, and prayer seems to usher in the Holy Spirit’s presence.
    Blessings as we celebrate the Peace that only God can give.

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    • I couldn’t agree more about the ways we can open the door to the Holy Spirit. It seems that internal peace is one of the greatest needs in our world today. As you said, only God can provide it. And we know that He does when we seek Him. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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