I discovered another little painted rock that someone placed at our mailbox. The verse reference is “ Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46: I0). This is a reminder and key description of what we need more of in our lives. Just to be still for a few moments in the presence of the Lord can be one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as a Christian. This is a time to stop and turn our cares into prayers and our fears into faith. Unfortunately, we usually do most of all the talking when we pray and spend time alone with God. I am thankful that He listens to us and hears us when we pray. He listens to us, but do we seek to listen to Him?
So, how do we listen to Him speak to us?
When we are quiet and still, it gives us an opportunity to hear God speak to us through reading and meditating on the Bible. Also listening to the thoughts of your heart, considering how the Lord may be leading you in making decisions prayerfully. This gives some much needed time to unplug and clear our head from all the clutter that we have been preoccupied with recently. It gives us time to reflect on specific situations where God has blessed us or been with us in so many ways. Sometimes He affirms and confirms something important to us through other people by their words or by their actions. This experience will recharge your spiritual batteries and give you some needed peace, confidence and strength.
This week or weekend, take some time to be still; and get to know God better and let Him speak to you in a personal way, that will be time well spent.
“Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act.” – Psalm 37:7