As you pause to read this in the middle of your week I want to talk to you about Practicing the Pause.
In my post last Friday I shared about spending time in Silence & Solitude, learning to listen to God, but the reality is that as Christians we are to become people who pray perpetually.
Now that doesn’t mean that we should all just hide away in our prayer closet all day, every day rather that we you become the type of person to whom prayer becomes a second language that you use throughout the day to talk with your Father.
When Paul exhorts us to “pray continually” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 I don’t think that he is asking us to become “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good” as the saying goes but, rather, to learn to be in constant communication with the Father—through the Son—as directed by The Holy Spirit.
And I believe the key to praying continually is to practice a holy PAUSE
Before you get out of bed in the morning PAUSE and ask God to make His Agenda your agenda.
Before you eat PAUSE and thank God for all that He has provided for you.
Before you make a big decision PAUSE and ask God to give you wisdom and discernment.
Before you speak to, or about, someone PAUSE and ask God if it is beneficial for building them or others up.
Before you leave your house each day PAUSE and ask God to give you an attitude worth catching.
Before you go to bed at night PAUSE and thank God for all of the blessings of the day.
I could list more but you get the picture. I encourage you to try it and let me know how it goes.