A red ti plant and the Burning Bush

A red ti bush at the Honolulu Convention Center

Good Morning, God!

I saw this red ti bush at the HIM Conference and it brought to mind the BURNING BUSH You set before Moses. That Burning Bush was spectacular! And, rightly so as You were setting up a MAJOR EVENT in the history of our species.

A bush that burns, but is not consumed commands attention.  A red ti bush glowing in the sunlight, INVITES our attention — a small invitation to STOP and ADMIRE — YOU and Your Creation. I did stop. And I thought about how important it is to simply stop in Your Presence. Hmmm.  Well, I probably didn’t stop for very long — I quickly looked for my camera to take the photo.

You say, if I had simply stopped, You might have had a Word for me?

Yes, You still have words for us! Thank you! And, I apologize for not stopping — but merely pausing. Now that my Four Days of WORD PRAYERS are over and my house guests have gone — I will return to Centering Prayers — a most useful exercise in stopping.  It is a time of Stopping and listening — and giving YOU permission to enter into the time between thoughts as I sit in silence.

Odd how our society abhors silence — and emptiness. But, perhaps we are afraid that IF we DID stop and listen — You might really ask us to do something. There are a lot of things to be done. First, God, help me to come to a full stop and listen!

Hey! I am flying off to LA tomorrow morning — help me make that a WEEK of REST — a WEEK of Stopping in Your Presence. Please, God.

Story teller,

Posted in appreciation, fears, stopping, stopping to listen, stopping to see

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