22-09: An Ear to Hear…

An Ear to Hear…

Quote
Communication is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get through to us. ~Joseph Stowell~

Meditation
Most of us have become very accomplished at making our needs and wants known, and expressing our desires…even having the faith to believe that if we will only continue to seek, we shall have the desires of our hearts.  But often, we are so busy making supplications that we forget to simply be silent and listen for that still small voice that often contains our response.  If you feel as though your petitions are not being heard, maybe it’s time to simply be still…and listen.   

 

Thought for the day

Talk about excruciating difficulties; ask an addict to spend even a minute in quiet, clearing his mind of all activities; we may as well ask him to count to a million backwards.  We must learn to quiet our minds, stay in the now and clear all activities from our brain and our body if we are to experience the full closeness of being one with God.  In this state we will surely hear his answers and not necessarily with our ears!

 

Scriptures
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD.  And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:  And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. ~1 Kings 19:11,12~

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
~Lamentations 3:25,26~

Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. ~Proverbs 8:33-35~

Be still, and know that I am God… ~Psalm 46:10~

 

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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