Psalm 46:10 (ESV)
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
We are so busy with our lives: working, school, friends, family, sports and tons of other stuff….which we try to cram into a 16 hour period.
Sometimes it can feel like we’re so busy that we hardly have time to breathe!
Most of the time, we’re busy with so many activities that we don’t have time to hear God.
Today’s verse challenged me and is worth re reading Psalms 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
When we have a few minutes to spare, do we fill them with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or texting someone? Usually.
Not only do these things take up our time, but they can easily lead us to dwell on ungodly thoughts. While we can learn from our mistakes, often those mistakes knock us down and hurt us.
A better way to learn and grow strong is to have God show us where we need to change.
God is always wanting to speak to us, guide us, and encourage us. And many times, we forget to let God do that.
Lately God has been showing me how to be still and let Him guide me.
Not just to sit still, but to trust Him more and more and to keep my eyes on Him because He has a plan for me.
If we don’t keep our eyes on the Lord, we won’t have a solid relationship with Him.
So let’s slow down and let God speak into our lives by taking time to read God’s Word and let it correct us and show us the best way to live. Let us meditate on it.
Psalms 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.”
God wants us to live a plentiful life. He knows what’s best for us and that is why He has given us His Word.
Trusting God is all about not leaning on our own understanding but His. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
So my Challenge is: Let’s take time to be still and just listen to God. Instead of going to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc when we are bored, consider taking ten, twenty, or thirty minutes alone with God.
“God is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6b
Dear Lord, we thank You for Your word. We pray that we would take the time to spend time alone with You so that we will see what You have for us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.