There are other times when I rest in God—when I walk at night, feeling the wind blow on the back of my neck while I listen to the sounds of the night.
When I look at the sky, stars, mountains, trees, rivers, lakes, I see the Divine; I rest in the Divine Presence.
When I enjoy life, I rest in God.
I read a powerful book, watch an exciting movie, enjoy a bike ride on a rural path.
These are all times when I rest in God.
Sometimes, I do not realize that I am resting in God.
I am afraid to receive a test result from the doctor.
I am worried about how my child will perform in school.
I am away from home on a trip and miss my wife.
God continues to be with me in my worry, fear, and loneliness; it is I who forget.
I rest in God even during these times.
There is never a time when I do not rest in God.
I am just not always aware of it.
As my centering-prayer journey unfolds I am more and more aware.
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