Be Still & Know

Read: Psalm 46

It’s no whispering secret.  We live in a noisy world.  Even in our own homes we can have televisions, radios, cell phones, and many other noise-makers competing for the same air space.  If you have young children at home there are probably times when you just want to settle them down and bring calmness to the room.  

I read an article once in which a mother was in this kind of a situation.  She said that instead of trying to talk to her children in a loud yelling voice she opted to stand there and whisper her wishes to them.  She said, “It was amazing, it did not take long before the toys hit the ground and their faces turned to try to figure out what I was saying.”  Suddenly, her children wanted to hear her voice and what she was saying.  In order to do that they need to be quiet.

How true that concept can be for us and our relationship with God.  In Psalm 46:10 the Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.”  In order to hear what God is speaking into our lives we must first be still and quiet.  We must give God our attention.  God loves us and cares deeply about what we are going through in life.  God whispers our name and instructs us on how to get through those difficult times.  Are we listening?

Make it Personal:  Turn down the volume in your life this week.  Take time to calm down, breathe deeply, and listen to God.  The Lord has solutions and help for the problems we face in life, we just need to slow down and listen.  By turning down the volume you will be amazed at what you hear the Lord saying to you.

Have a wonderful week,  Glen Rhodes