Stop. Sit. Wait. Hear.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:36; Psalm 46:10
Key Verse: Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Do you want to hear from God? Then you must quiet yourself. Go to a place where you can quiet your spirit. This means you need to find a place where there are no distractions—no phones, no beepers, no children, no spouse, no whatever. Then make yourself sit down and quiet your spirit before God.
(Note: It is good and proper to love our spouses and children, to spend time with them, and to do things for them. The worst error we can commit, however, is make them idols by putting them ahead of God in our priority list. Seek God first; then bless your spouse, your children, and your friends.)
We race a lot in this society. Have you noticed that when you sit down and become still, your thoughts are still spinning at high speed? That is because your soul is running. You are not sitting down on the inside. You must be still to hear from God, and the ability to hear from God is the greatest asset any saint can have! (It is also the asset most lacking in our lives.)
It amazes me to see how many books and manuals we have to help us hear the voice of God. When I was born, I had no problem discerning the voice of my daddy. Throughout my years in his domain, I knew my father’s voice. I did not go to school to learn how to discern his voice, and I did not go to the library or buy books to learn how to recognize Daddy’s voice. I knew my daddy’s voice because I knew him.
If you want to know God’s voice, all you have to do is know Him. And in knowing Him, you also will know when He is speaking to you. God says in His Word that you must quiet yourself to hear His voice. Slow down.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for my foolish schedules and racing lifestyle. I need You too much to miss our appointments in stillness. I will stop, sit, and quiet myself before You because I want to hear what You have to say . . . and I have some things to say to You as well. I am waiting on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.