Once again I find myself focusing on Psalm 46:10 - "Be still and know that I am God." This verse has been on my mind and my heart lately and there it was again, in one of my devotional readings. More and more I am realizing the importance of being still in God's Presence. How will I ever hear Him and truly know Him if I am not still?
Confession: I am not a "still" person. But, through discipline and the power of the Holy Spirit (mostly the power of the Holy Spirit), I have learned to be fairly still early in the morning. Let's face it, there aren't many distractions while it is still dark, so I can more easily focus on Him. Trust me, there is room for improvement even though I have been having an early Quiet Time for many years.
Why do most of us have trouble being still? Well, we have soooooo much to do! (We say!) I was thinking about Jesus and His tasks when He was here on earth. There has never been a bigger to-do list, nor a more important one. Yet, I am reminded that He was never in a hurry. He always took time to listen to others and meet their needs.
Let's just say that I am convicted about my busyness, my hurriedness versus Jesus' calmness and patience, while getting THE JOB done.
My Prayer: Lord, help me be still in Your Presence. Help me let you direct my day. Guide me to accomplish what is truly important. Teach me Your Way.