day 15I don’t know about you but I have a really hard time sitting in silence.  I’m almost scared of it.  I don’t know how to do it very well and so I avoid it most of the time.  Even when I go hiking, I plug in my itunes and listen to music – sad, I know.  I’m working on it.  Matthew Kelly talks about how important it is to sit in the classroom of silence.

We need to give Jesus the room to speak to our hearts and being completely silent is one of the best ways to do that.  We are uncomfortable with silence because we fear what God really has to say to us.  So I want to challenge you, after you are done with your daily bible reading (I’m sure you’re doing it everyday now right?), sit in silence for five minutes.

Five minutes may not seem like that long but trust me, five minutes in complete silent can be tricky to pull off.  Sit and open your hear to what Jesus has to say to you.  He wants to tell you something.  Let him in.  Let him whisper his truths to you.

MY BIBLE REFLECTION:

“But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God, how he waits until his enemies are made his footstool.” Hebrews 10:12-13

In this chapter of Hebrews, it is being clarified that we no longer have to offer up bulls as sacrifices; that these animal sacrifices are no longer necessary since Jesus can and made the ultimate sacrifice.  I find so much hope in this scripture.  As a mom, it can be so easy to worry over my kids.  What will their future look like?  Can I protect them from harm?  Will they live in a world that persecutes Christians?

But I have to lay my worries at the foot of the cross.  Jesus already came to take away our sins and to give us everlasting life.  We know the end of the story ladies.  He wins!  He will conquer all evil no matter how bad it seems along the way, He will be victorious.  So even if my family encounters great evil and hardship and suffering, it is only for a  short-time compared to the eternity we will get to spend with our Heavenly Father.

I like that the bible reminds me of this often so I can stop spinning my worry wheels and instead just ask Jesus for a big papa bear hug and calm down.  He doesn’t want us to be afraid.  He wants us to have peace.

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