Becoming Like Jesus: Silence and Solitude




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.


“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Malachi 3:6 NIV


Not only has God always been there, eternally existing outside of time—He has always been exactly who He is. God is consistent. He doesn’t change. The author of Hebrews says it like this: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Because God is unchanging, He is also trustworthy. How might God be inviting you to trust Him more today?

How might God’s unchanging nature be another thing that makes Him holy—separate and distinct from anyone or anything else?

What is something about God’s character that you have come to know and consistently rely on?


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 quoting the verse from Hebrews. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).