#1 Finding the Silence of the Heart for survival by Rev 03.11.2013 07:23


Finding the Silence of the Heart for survival

By Judi McLeod Saturday, November 2, 2013

Even in the harrowing midst of having to get by in a day when governments so casually take away peoples’ jobs and health insurance at the same time; even having to live in a world in which the government gets away with spying on everyday citizens rather than radical terrorists; even in the darkest of eras where there is nowhere to hide, there is one place you can go where no one can touch you. It’s called the Silence of the Heart.

Largely undiscovered but always there during other times of trouble; there for all time, finding it is only a matter of believing it is there.

“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you,” Mother Teresa of Calcutta tells us. “The Silence of the Heart is the beginning of prayer.”

If your belief in the Almighty and the mystery of things there but unseen is strong enough, the Silence of the Heart can be an escape hatch that transcends all that is going on around you.
It is the one and only place that Barack Obama, for all of his power and all of his spite, cannot penetrate.

Losing your job, losing your health insurance and even losing the roof over your head is not the end of the world. It is the end of the world as arranged by political despots in a hurry to impose a non-existent ‘Utopia” on you and yours.

No matter how ominous and ugly it gets, you will get by because you have no other choice than to get by.

If the churches and pastors of the day, fast running out of comfort and solace, are letting you down, find your own place to pray. Praying privately on your own knees is a sincere kind of church.

You don’t have to pretend that trouble isn’t challenging civil society and gathering steam.

Know the motive of those in office wishing you ill intent and understand how they work to try to make your world a hopeless one where dissidence doesn’t count.

The current administration in Washington, D.C. provides a front row seat to evil in action.

The enemy is cunning. They are raising your children through public school indoctrination complete with principles and values they will someday turn against their own parents. This is the same enemy who watched as society turned to the Internet, all the while observing it with delight, knowing full well they would someday control it.

Still, being aware of what they are doing, brings its own advantages.

If you can see signs of your children going wayward in a secular culture that drains human dignity, bring them to your side when they return from school. Talk to them and teach them in your own words while they are still young enough to be reachable.

If you are surrounded by people getting by on free stuff and praising the same government that is spreading Marxist misery, ignore them. Statistics prove you are not alone, your country is roughly divided along the lines of 50-50.

Somewhere up the street or around the next corner are folk who think the same way as you do.

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#2 RE: Finding the Silence of the Heart for survival by Sanguine 03.11.2013 09:22

Very meaningful information in these times. Well, really, any times, but particularly now.

The reading for today seems very relevant:

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
O LORD, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen?
Or cry to you "Violence!"
and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrong-doing
and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous--
therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

I will stand at my watchpost,
and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
Then the LORD answered me and said:
Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
Their spirit is not right in them,
but the righteous live by their faith.

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