The fruit of the Spirit is....peace
I love to walk and pray. It is a different sort of prayer to that which happens in a quiet room with a candle, but it is real and vital nevertheless. In recent times my prayer walking has become very busy. I have been carrying questions, fears, complaints, and I have used these times to pour them all out to God, usually as quickly and furiously as possible. On Saturday something happened to me. I decided that I was not going to struggle any more. I prayed one prayer of relinquishment and then walked. I walked and walked and walked. I walked in this beautiful place and drank in the amazing skies, the still lake, the turning leaves and all of God's creation.
And as I walked I was aware of God walking and talking with me. But there was a silence. Not a need to speak. An unutterable peace. And in that peace all the answers I've ever needed came flooding into my spirit. What a struggle it is to finally let go, and what incredible peace and joy come pouring in to a tired a weary soul! Say that prayer today. Just try and let go one more time. Today might be the day of grace for you, when you find that peace that passes all understanding. And there is nothing, absolutely nothing that compares to it.