Prayer: The hard work and sacred struggle
Thank you for your thoughts! There are so many things to ponder on this journey, aren’t there??
I loved your description of your feelings of being underprepared being replaced by feelings of divine comfort. I’ve been blessed over the years with that same assistance and peace. There really is nothing like it.
Also, thinking of the Father and the Son missing one another simply melts my heart...So beautiful.
I’m touched by the humility of both Joseph Millet and Newton Hall in the video you shared. The phrase “sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven” comes to mind. How true that is!
Your thoughts about stillness made me think about the verse in Psalm 46 that is such wise counsel from our loving Father: “Be still and know that I am God.” Even though it seems to be harder to come by these days, we need stillness now more than ever to come to know Him better.
To use Sheri Dew’s words, it’s “worth the wrestle!”
I look so forward to The Bright and Morning Star! Each one seems to be just what I needed at the given moment! I am currently reading "The Power of Stillness...Mindful Living for Latter-Day Saints" by Jacob Z. Hess, Carrie L Skarda, Kyle D. Anderson, and Ty R. Mansfield. It is helpful, and yet I've been reading and re-reading and practicing and more practicing, yet my mind is determined in its efforts to be noisy. Nevertheless, there are little pockets of stillness that are so brilliant that I continue to seek them. Thank you for your insights this evening...I am encouraged. Bless you always.