Pulpit Notes: The Clarity of Quiet, the Joy of Stillness

O God, let me seek this day the clarity of quiet and the joy of stillness. May the hush of my will reveal the clear call of Yours.

So often I have set off down a path, certain early of Your plans, only to be dismayed because I was late to listen. Make the day slow, Lord, that I may hear the pulse of Your Word beating in my soul — a clarion call in a world of sound, a thunderous whisper in a raging storm, a peace beyond measure in the midst of secular confusion, and a point on the horizon which beckons. And if that point be a freshly planted cross, grant me courage.

Come, Jesus, invade not only this moment, but also the will of all who seek to follow You. O Lord, grant hearing, grant wisdom, grant courage. In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor