Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.” vs. 6Psalm 23:6
The psalmist knew that he continually lived in the Divine Presence. There was never a day when he was apart from God, and as a result goodness and mercy were his constant companions. He had the kind of close connection that many crave, and few seem to have. It really is a gift to have that intimacy, and people all around the world, from every kind of religion, keep trying to figure out how to make it happen. Of course it has little to do with theology or doctrinal purity, and it isn’t even necessarily connected with going to church. In the end, the road to unity with God isn’t that complicated or difficult. The simplest formula can probably be summed up as “Be still and know that I am God.” Those few words hold the key to a God connection that can be sustained for a lifetime. For some, those words lead to a regular practice of meditation, a sustained period of silence in which we let go of our thoughts and efforts to connect, and allow our souls to be restored. In those moments the God who is fills our presence with goodness and mercy and we learn to live in God’s perfect peace. Why doesn’t everyone do this? Well, the truth is that it’s hard to be still! And when we can’t be still we really miss out!
Thought for the Day What keeps me from being still?