Becoming Like Jesus: Silence and Solitude

Devotional

Chosen to Know

Pray…

Heavenly Father, I am seeking you wholeheartedly. Jesus, I am surrendering to your will and your ways. Holy Spirit, I am listening for your voice and guidance. Make me aware of your presence. I know you are here. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Read…

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me. Isaiah 43:10 NIV

Consider…

Simply put, prophets are people chosen by God to speak on His behalf. Throughout the Biblical story, God often revealed His character and nature to His people through men and women like Isaiah, Anna, Deborah, Jeremiah, and Hosea. This week, we are going to look at some of the traits these messengers got to communicate then and see how they are still true of our God now.

This passage highlights God’s eternal, self-existent nature here. God is outside of time and not formed by human hands. He always was, He is, and He will be.

What does God’s eternal nature mean for us, today? How does it make you feel when you think about God being outside of time—not bound by it, so different from us?

Why is it significant that God is willing to reveal Himself to and through human beings?

Listen…

Set a timer for 5-10 minutes.

Lead into your listening by finding a comfortable place to sit with your palms open and pray this prayer from St. Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

Ask God to speak to you.

When you get distracted, come back to Jesus by thanking Him for choosing to reveal Himself to you. Simply say, “Thank you for choosing me to know, believe, and understand you, God.”