Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I want to share with you a message of encouragement that I received during my Centering Prayer session today. As I quieted my mind and listened for the voice of God, I heard Him speak these words to me: “Tell My people to hear my voice.”
It is in times of difficulty and uncertainty that we most need to hear the calming voice of our heavenly Father. When our emotions are raging like a storm, and our minds are filled with anxieties and doubts, it can be easy to lose sight of the peace and hope that is available to us through Christ.
But just as Jesus spoke to the storm and calmed the winds and waves, so too can God speak to the storms in our hearts and minds. All we need to do is tune in to His whispers and listen for His voice.
So I encourage you, my dear friends and fellow members of this local church, to make time for Centering Prayer and other spiritual practices that help us quiet our minds and focus on God. Let us be open to hearing His voice, and trust that He will calm the storms that threaten to overwhelm us.
May we all take comfort in the words of Jesus, who said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
May God bless and keep you all.