‘Pause’ – the moments we stop and spend time with God.

We will each learn to Pause in ways that are helpful to us to stop and be aware of God’s presence, we are all different and our Pauses will be different.

Some very helpful elements to include in any Pause…

Stopping:  Sounds obvious but it is easy to slip into habits of Pausing on the run!! To Pause – Stop. There may be parts of your Pause that involve movement – great – but to start your time, first stop what you are doing. Trust God that the world will keep turning, that the very best thing you can do is stop.

Awareness:  Spend some time just knowing that you are in God’s presence and rest there. For you that might mean imagining God with you or you saying a verse and stilling your mind (“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Ps 37:7 or “Be still and know that I am God.” Ps 46:10). Distractions will come, just bring your thoughts back to awareness of God with you.

Silence:  Include moments of saying nothing, giving God a chance to bring something to your mind. Don’t rush the end of your times, allow God to speak to you.

The Bible:  Each day try and include a longer pause when you open God’s written word the Bible. There are many different ways to do this – see the resources list.