Hearing and responding to God constitutes the basic biblical paradigm for relating to God or living in his presence. It requires time for silence and solitude so that we can encounter his loving presence and hear his voice. For all these reasons and because it characterized Christ’s life, this dynamic correspondence with God forms the foundation for our discipleship model. —Paul Marshall, Barefoot Revolution, Paraclete Press
Heavenly Father, there are so many people pointing their fingers at each other and bitter divisions are tearing your children apart. I am sorry for the times when I act out of self-righteousness, sacrificing relationships with others on the altar of self. Amen.