Psalm 46:10 (NIVUK)
10 He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God…
Reflecting on the line ‘your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, Tim introduced us to Pete Greig’s acrostic guide to prayer based on the word ‘PRAY’. The P stands for Pause.
At the heart of computers sits a processor, the bit that ‘thinks’. The more powerful the processor, the quicker it can ‘think’ and the more things it can deal with at once. My computer is a relatively cheap one and hits this point quite quickly, but for my purposes, it is quick enough. My son enjoys computer gaming and so has a better, quicker one, that can handle the demands of modern games and their graphics, but even his has its limits. Our brains are the same, no matter how intelligent or emotionally mature we are, they have a limit – there is only so much we can process at any one time. The trouble is that sometimes we’re so preoccupied with our daily affairs, the things we’re excited about and that make us anxious, that we hit that capacity and God gets squeezed out. As we start the week, let’s make a conscious effort to PAUSE and remind ourselves that we have a loving Father in heaven, our God, and worship him.
Father, this morning I pause to remind myself that you fill this place. Open my mind to be aware of you, open my heart to love you, and my hands to serve you.