Sort order. Mar 13, Staci rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in This is a short book about prayer.
I especially enjoyed Chapter Four, Living From Elephants' Tracks, which is about how we borrow the prayers of others and eventually make them our own. I also appreciated the Latin origin of words that was shared throughout the book to strengthen understanding of what is meant by the use of the word. Stephanie Talley rated it really liked it Aug 23, Alyce J Riddle rated it really liked it Oct 04, Ann Campbell rated it really liked it Jan 05, Sara rated it really liked it Nov 02, Chelsea marked it as to-read May 31, Sarah Burton added it Oct 15, Melani Moore marked it as to-read Jan 24, Cynthia Stevison is currently reading it Nov 21, Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez marked it as to-read Dec 06, Gayle marked it as to-read Mar 15, In those moments I find beauty in the subtlety of the things God has to say.
Maybe you just graduated from high school, or you are considering transferring from a different institution. Maybe you are being led onto a new path later in life. Times like these are often times we yearn to hear God the most.
Look at Elijah. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah was waiting to hear a promised word from God.
A great wind came, but God was not in the wind. Then an earthquake struck, but still no word from God.
After that came a fire, but God did not speak in the fire. Does all this noise add to your life or could it be a distraction from life? Is it just a glutinous consumption of more information? The writer of Proverbs says this. Do we tweet out our misery into the land of noise hoping for some sympathy or a magic information wand to suddenly appear.
I think of the Bible character Elisha.
Here was a guy burnt out, exhausted, depressed, and suicidal. He runs in panic to the desert, finds a cave to hide, seeks God, and experiences noise. When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave, and stood there. Elisha is being pounded by noise.
Choose Store. Having become lost through the lure of the serpent, they choose to hide rather than seek to be found. Related Posts. Even when we do choose to give God the time of day, when practicing prayer in a personal way becomes an ordinary reality in our daily lives, holy encounter continues to be a tenuous arrangement. At this particular time, the Father drove home the importance of finding a place of peace and rest before Him. Thankfully, God saved me. Captivating: A Guided Journal.
The internal noise between the ears. His fears, anxieties, the thoughts of people wanting to kill him. So he runs to try and escape.
We are so bound to this world with rapyzure.tk just in decibels but in the plethora of things going on around us. It becomes hard to hear the voice of God among all. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dr. Paul L. Escamilla is Associate Director in the Office of Public Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Preaching at Perkins.