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Ours is a restless, rushed society. Life moves ever faster each year. We struggle to fit as much in as we can, and rarely pause for reflection. Perhaps the same is true of our spiritual lives. We can so easily feel that our walk with the Lord is just one extra thing to squeeze in to our crowded days and weeks.
In the Psalms, David tells us to ‘Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.’ These devotions are intended to help you do just that. They are all short, focussing on just a verse or two, with a break in the middle for reflection. So why not pause your busy day and spend some time with God, to rest in his presence, and delight in his smile upon you.
This is a beautiful book, to be kept, treasured and returned to again and again. Searles, who is based in Oxford and works for the South Central Gospel Partnership, offers us a devotional drawn from the Psalms. However, unlike Tim Keller’s My Rock, My Refuge, which covers the whole Psalter in 366 daily readings, Be Still covers just four Psalms – 16, 27, 34 and 147 – in 40 two–page chapters, taking just one or two verses at a time. Searles’ insights seem to me to be true to the original text, but also sensitive to New Testament and Christian insights, so as to offer moving contemporary understandings and applications. Searles’ intention is that the book is read slowly and meditatively, a chapter a day, which makes it appropriate to use during Lent or another 40–day period of focussed prayer and meditation. There is plenty of rich food for the soul here!
These companion books by Matt Searles are daily meditations on the Psalms. I’ve read both books twice and enjoyed them even more the second time round. Each chapter is just two pages long but is rich with truth and beauty and feeds the heart, mind and soul.
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