“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted over the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Over the past five months I have been adjusting to being retired and it has been hard. To go from a life where there was always more than enough to do to a life where there is time for walking, and waiting for invitations to preach, teach and serve has tested me. There have been several benefits to this retired life however. There has been time to walk and enjoy living in a lakefront community. There has been time to catch up on reading and thinking. I have had time to write, both in my journal and on this devotional website, that is when it is working. Most of all I have been blessed with what Charles Simeon called the “The discipline of silent Sundays.” That is the opportunity to listen.
By this I mean that I have been given the opportunity to discover all over again that I am not in control. I am called to serve, to grow in God’s Grace and to be faithful to the calling I have been given as a Christian disciple. To reflect on God’s Word, to grow in prayerfulness, and to truly love God with all my heart. In fact the lesson right now seems to be to recognize that He Is in fact God. He is to be recognized as God. This is to be seen through His people as they walk with Him.
For this I praise and worship Him for giving me this time to listen and to serve.