Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Everything is a prayer

How nice life can be when we offer everything up to God. Each time we get something thrown our way that we weren't expecting, we should offer it up as a prayer. Nothing fancy, just "I accept this as a gift Lord." He will not be outdone in generosity. The more we offer, the more we receive. Now, He may still throw us something hard, but through prayer, we will find peace. A few weeks ago I was really struggling with something and a very dear friend shared a quote with me.

"Where there is order, there is silence. Where there is silence, there is peace. Where there is peace, there is God."

I have been meditating on this thought often lately. It's amazing how when we have order (in our home and mind) that we truly find peace and in that peace is God just waiting for us. How long does He have to wait? Maybe it's time for us to all put some order in our lives so that we can have the time to find the silence. What greater gift is there than a peaceful visit with God. This season in our Church is a time for us to join Jesus in the dessert. The entire time He spent in the dessert He was being tempted and tortured by the devil. We must remain strong through Him. For without Him, we are weak. People are so busy looking for the "quick fix" or someone else to make everything better. Stop looking around and look inside. You will find what you need in your heart as long as you open it up and let Jesus in. No person can bring you peace. It has to come from above and you have to move over and let Him in!

Take a moment each day this Lent and be silent. Find the peace and find Him!

Peace be with you all!


Valerie said...

Your blog and your post are both so beautiful and inspring. I found you via All This And Heaven ( a former high school classmate who I recently reconnected with). Thank you for reminding me that amidst the chaos of staying at home with my two little ones it is important to create and maintain order so that we may see and appreciate God's plan for our lives!

Spring Hailstorm said...

Given all that has going on this Lenten season, I'm so glad I read your entry -- you're so good with words!!!!! (I think you wrote this one for my family!) God bless, Nicole

Marianne said...

Yes, this is so true that it almost troubles me. Why is it that when my home is orderly that I immediately feel that immense sense of inner peace? I feel that my soul shouldn't be so dependent on my exterior surroundings, especially considering the lack of exterior order most of the time.