“Be still, and know that I am God; will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God; will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
The Author C.S. Lewis wrote, “The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists of shov- ing it all back, in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”
We can allow life to crowd out time with God, or we can choose to spend some quality time with Him each and every day. We all need to take an opportunity to step aside from the busyness of life and just be still in the presence of God.
In the fast, busy, ‘do it now’ and instant world, that we live in, we need to press pause, be still and pray. We need to avoid getting so caught up in our own agenda that we force God out of the way. We can be so caught up in what the world considers useful or pleasurable activity, that we ignore what should be the most important aspect of our lives i.e. quality time with the God who loves us and cares for us. God is always available, He is never too busy to listen, but too often we lose our focus, God is meant to be at the centre of our lives, not pushed to the side or ignored.
We need to take the time to be still and pray. We need to take the time to experience the pres- ence of God in our lives. In His presence we receive comfort, we receive strength, we receive peace and we receive guidance. A Christian life without prayer is like a sports car without fuel, it may look impressive and powerful but it will not go anywhere. Satan hates it when God’s people pray, he is happy when we allow other things to get in the way so that we do not take the time to pray.
Time with God is never wasted time. We must make time for Him. God wants us to pray to Him and meet with Him. We must never be too busy to be still. Take a step back, look at your activities, and plan to put God in first place on your list. Make time to be still and know that He is God.
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