BONDING ~ Heaven's 5 1st Class Boarding Passes ~ A#
It was “a still small voice” or the sound of a gentle stillness. Is there any note of music in all the chorus as mighty as the emphatic pause? Is there any word in all the Psalter (The Book of Psalms) more eloquent than the one word, Selah - 'Pause'? Is there anything more thrilling and awful than the hush that comes before the bursting of the tempest and the strange quiet that seems to fall upon all nature before some preternatural phenomenon or convulsion? Is there anything that can so touch our hearts as the power of stillness? (A.B. Simpson ~ 1909, The Power of Stillness)
It was never the Creator's intention that man would live apart from Him.
God rushes past no man and no man should rush past Him.
There can be no intimate knowledge of another without first stopping with them, resting the head upon their breastbone, warmed by the light thump of their heart. It is through such intimacy you can learn the vigor and the pulse of the heart that is so close. In stopping understanding of them is first gained, and love is both received and given. Stopping with another is bonding. To feel the heartbeat of your object of affection is to recalibrate your heart to theirs.
Attention can never be diverted from the object of my desire, if my heart is to gain this object of desire.
Those who bond their heart with the Lord's shall dwell in His pastures, tasting sweet heaven upon earth. They lack no good thing and their heart will leap with joy.
Guard my life O Lord, for I am devoted to you... (Psalm 86:2a)
Today's Soul Snippet:
“God forges prophets in the wilderness for it is His anvil to make them strong.”