Down deep, there lies within the human soul a quiet place.
We must seek it out. It will not stir to signal its presence. It lies in secret folds. It waits in silence. It is the place in us prepared for God. In IKings 6, the Holy Place of the temple was built in silence without the clang of hammer. In ICorinthians 6, we are told that we are that temple now. If God's presence is to bend our ways, if His voice is to be heard, we must be a people that seek stillness amid the cares and pleasures of this world. We must be a people who pursue silence in the building of our temple. We must care that God is honored in the quiet of our listening heart. We must care that the deep of God whispers to the deep in us and we must still the clanging hammers of our soul if we are to hear.
What most affects your inner stillness?
What changes would you have to make in order to cultivate a silent listening place, both internally and externally?
What effect does your lifestyle have on cultivating an inner stillness?
Do you think this inner life is necessary for a Christian to have? Is it necessary, or important, for you?
How might your life be different if you cultivated this interior life? How might your walk with Christ be different?
What keeps you from going there?
Carving out a time and place to be alone with God....to be still with Him and in Him...is as simple as 5 minutes. Try 5 minutes in silence with God three times this week and see what He may do.
The Interior Life offerings look at the possibilities of oneness with Christ...of an inner communion in the spirit that brings to His follower a transforming experience of His Spirit deep within. These studies address the requirements for entering into that interior realm of love and peace.