A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.
It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.
- Mildred Witte Stouven
Sometimes, it seems that just when I am finally making progress toward some goal or project, everything suddenly comes to a standstill.
Maybe this seemingly negative happening is, in fact, a positive one, an intermission that allows me to consider other options, enjoy a needed break, or improve on my plans. Perhaps this intermission is essential to my spiritual growth - a time of moving my attention away from the busyness around me to the quiet of my own inner refuge of peace.
There, I experience a sacred reunion with the presence of God. Lingering in the presence of God, I realize what it feels like to be at peace.
In the quiet haven of my soul, I meet with the presence of God.
(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)