Thursday, August 17, 2017
It is rare, as we make our abiding place in God, and as we feel the presence filling us, living us, being the form and expression of our world, that we do not find ourselves with new talent, new expression, new and greater ways of giving and of service.
It is rare that our lives are satisfied by sitting under a tree, silent without expression. Was Jesus an ascetic? Was Gautama? No. We have joyous and precious, long periods of silence — yes, yes — pure devotion to God, to experiencing the kingdom without objectivity. Certainly we do, and our periods of isolation and silence become more precious, more regular, longer. Certainly. It is in and as these periods, isolated from the hubbub of the world, that we are filled and refilled with the presence, power, wisdom and body of God, the ‘fuel’ of God — the Word.
But then, as we are filled full of God, we find ourselves lifted right out of that silence and animated with expression, talent, and service to man and world.
From Satisfied With God Alone page 307