10 Minutes Peace
by Susan McGrath
You've had them - those lightning bolt moments when something just becomes clear to you and you think, "Okay God, I get what you've been trying to tell me!"
I've had those moments while driving, showering, hearing a testimonial or a message from the Word, and even woken up from a sound sleep with a clear idea of something I needed to do.
Or it might come when, out of the blue, your child comes up and hugs you and says "I love you." (Of course this will rarely happen once they pass kindergarten.)
Sometimes these moments occur in the midst of a crowd of worshipers, when you feel as if God is speaking to you alone. Other times it happens while sitting on the porch swing with a book as you watch the kids ride their bikes up and down the sidewalk.
No matter how or where it manifests, that moment must be recognized as the voice of the Almighty whispering, sometimes even shouting, over a busy life.
That Voice is telling us to slow down and have a cup of tea; call a friend or lie in the grass and watch the clouds with our children.
That Voice prods us out of our comfort zone to share our personal testimony with a co-worker. That Voice chides us for staying mad at our spouse over something stupid while praying for forgiveness in the next breath.
That Voice, the voice of our Creator, who knows us as no one can, speaks in ways we never even realize. Are you listening?
"Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10
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a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;
living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;
completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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