In this sacred wandering, I experienced a shift. At first, it was subtle. Gradually, it became more pronounced.
A shift from “doing” for God to simply “being” with Him. To linger with the Lord longer. Instead of asking Him for something (more like a dozen prayers with endless needs), I remained silent.
Lingering is a beautiful moment. We release our will for God’s will.
By simply “being” still, there’s power in lingering. It takes us on a spiritual awakening.
As we linger in the Lord’s presence, our desires are transformed. His heart's desires become ours.
Our heavenly Father delights in those who linger with Him. This is what lingering looks like:
We are still.
We press on.
We are not rushed.
We surrender our control.
We spiritually awaken.
We consciously have heightened awareness.
We connect to God intimately.
We get to know Him more.
In the lingering...
Jesus comforts you.
He knows your heartache.
He weeps with you.
He tenderly holds you closer.
He opens your spiritual eyes.
He awakens you to a deeper understanding.
He uproots your wounds.
He invites you to go spiritually deeper.
He prompts you to work through your messy places.
He gives you the courage to face your painful journey.
He equips you to heal from the inside out.
He showers you with His infinite love.
He transforms you as He grows your faith in the dark where He shines the brightest.
Today, God’s asking you to slow down. To stop rushing. To not get caught up in “doing.”
He whispers, “My child, linger with Me where you can know Me more.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10