Psalm 37:7 ESV
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!”
I find that one of the most difficult things life is being “still.” With our hectic lives we often busy ourselves and spend time and energy on many wonderful things and many draining and unfulfilling things. As we live our lives at breakneck speed; contemplating, making decisions, planning, re-thinking, talking to others and hurrying off to the next thing, we lose contact with God. We can easily drop out of touch and never listen or even consider what God has for us. The irony is that while we often busy ourselves with what we think God wants, we never actually stop and ask Him. What does God want from you? What does God need to say to you?
Find a quiet place and take 10 minutes (I know, it might feel like an eternity), and be silent. Don’t move about, look at your phone, or anything. You can close your eyes, and rest your hands on your lap. It will take a couple minutes to even get your mind and body into a stillness, but allow yourself time. Begin praising God for who He is. State truth about His overwhelming love and His craftsmanship seen in the universe. Confess anything burdening your heart and any sin in your life and receive forgiveness. And then wait for God. Be still. Receive whatever He gives you. Maybe it’s a word, maybe a revelation, maybe you receive nothing at all. That’s okay. Be patient and be still for 10 minutes with an open heart and mind willing to hear. Being still and waiting is one of the most powerful and important things we can do as a Christian. Seeking patiently and willingly God and His guidance, love, and wisdom.