Be Still

Are you longing to know God better? Do you wish you understood His plan for your life? Would you like to know what He is thinking? What are you willing to do to gain the insight you seek? Are you willing to sit still and be quiet?

God makes Himself available for us to get to know Him. He isn’t hiding from us. He isn’t running from us. God is patiently waiting for us to come to Him. Therein lies the problem. We aren’t longing to know Him.

There are some who will rail against God. They accuse Him of abandoning them. They blame Him for bad things happening in their lives. They strike out against his followers. Unfortunately, they have been caught in one of Satan’s traps.

To get to know God, we must desire to know Him and be willing to spend time with Him. We can’t see Him, which makes it challenging for us. We are also challenged by a demand on our time from all sides. Our boss demands more productivity and perhaps overtime. Our family wants us to go to events with them. Our church asks us to participate in activities or take on responsibilities. And the pastor tells us to spend quiet time with God.

Spending quiet time with God must become a priority and a discipline if we are to get to know Him. Yes, we are being pulled in multiple directions. True, many of those are important. However, for our own peace and health we need to spend the quiet time with God.

There are some who will argue they cannot afford the time. They are caregivers. They need to take care of their families. Those may be true, and we can set aside spending quiet time with God for a short period of time. Yet, if we don’t take time to take care of ourselves, spend the quiet time our soul needs with God, we won’t be able to take care of others well.

We know something about God. We will readily admit He created the earth and all that is in it. We will state God is far greater than we can imagine. We may even believe He has a plan for our lives. But will we decide to go beyond simply knowing about Him and pursue getting to truly know Him.

I pray we all decide to know God. I pray we make spending time with Him a priority. I pray each on us will discipline ourselves to spend quiet time with God regularly. Seek knowing God. Spend time with Him. Make God a priority. Discipline yourself. Go beyond knowing about Him.

Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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