Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PRACTICING THE PRESENCE WITH GOD

This hand out, was given to me by my boss this morning after their managers comlife. I would like to share it here. It was about Enoch's walking with God for 300 years. Imagine that? He was faithfully walking with God for hundred years. If I am to relate it on our time, I wonder if you can wait and be patience for that span of time. Can you be like Enoch? Amazing faithfulness!

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"Enoch walked with God" (Genesis 5:24)

The true test of a person's spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the daily grind of everyday life when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening. In the 1600's there was a monk named Bro. Lawrence who was a dishwasher in his monastery.

He made a profound discovery that is true for every believer in the workplace today. " For me the time of activity does not differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are calling together calling for as many different things, I posses God in as great tranquility as when upon my knees at the blessed sacrament"

You see, he found no urgency for retreats, because in the common task he met the same God to love and worship as he did in the stillness of the dessert.  What does it mean to practice the presence of God daily? It mean we are constantly talking to our Heavenly Father about the issue in our day. It means praying about things as they come up. It means stopping at red light and praying for the person God brings to mind. It means singing a song in your car while you are sitting in traffic. That is practicing the presence of God. 

Today, when God gives you time alone or there are need that arise, stop and consult your Heavenly Father about the situation. Then you will be practicing the presence of God.

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Honestly speaking I wasn't sure if I really get the message here, so I decided to share it  to ask inputs regarding this topic.(smile) 

1 comment:

NovaS said...

Thanks for sharing yhen, this is really nice...