Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“Be still, and know that I am God;
(Psalms 46:10a (NIV))
This passage begins with two of the hardest words for anyone to do, especially in today’s world.
When was the last time that you were able to be still in this hectic world in which we live? When was the last time that you were able to be still in the midst of the chaos that permeates our lives?
The enemy has come up with so many distractions. We walk around with our eyes glued to our mobile phones. We sit in public places and ignore those around us. We live our lives as if we have to be entertained at all times. We don’t leave any time to sit in silence and listen for that still, small voice.
God is still there. He has not abandoned us. It is we who have abandoned Him. We look at our education, our jobs, our homes, and our bank accounts as what matters the most while we ignore the very thing that we truly need.
We need a relationship with God!
We have been given a way for that relationship to come to fruition, even though we are sinners who don’t deserve the love that the Father wants to give us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
(John 3:16-18 (NIV))
Have you accepted this free gift of grace and mercy?
It’s time to shut off the devices. It’s time to turn off the game. It’s time to stop concentrating on work or finances. We must learn to sit at the feet of Jesus. We must learn to listen to that still, small voice that is lovingly calling to us. We must come to the realization that God is in control and that we are not.
We must learn to be still in His presence! It is something that we must desire!
Do you desire to be still in His presence?