Memorize: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10.
Devotional Reading: Psalm 42:1-10
Just look around. Think about your life and your schedules, you will discover that many people simply are busy. They rush about, preoccupied with personal, family, education or business tasks. Indulging in hobbies or pleasures with little or no time for God. Yet, as a recent survey confirmed, nearly half of all adults admit that they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. Many said there isn’t enough hours in the day. In the midst of crammed schedules, we can wonder how God fits in.
Many takes time for short prayers at morning, night, or at meals. A large number don’t even have time to pray in the mornings as they rush out. Some spend a few moments reading the Bible or a devotional book, others are content going to church once a week. But is this really the way we should act towards the Almighty God? Is this all we can offer him? The Bible says that we should seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness. This means that He should be our highest priority. Seeking God shouldn’t be an afterthought, but a dominant goal pursued with Joy. We also are commanded to be still before Him. To take time to listen. To reflect on His Word. We cannot be still if our minds are preoccupied by daily pressures.
When we stand still, we withdraw from the battle and allow God take the fore front, then we see the salvation of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 20:17; Exodus 14:13. Many have lost battles they should have won simply because they did not stand still and allow God fight the battle, they tried to fight the battle themselves, making God secondary in the matter. Many rush through situations without seeking the face of God in the place of stillness before Him. How can we hear Him if we rush through a brief time of prayer or Bible reading? Being still means eliminating distractions and focusing on God. It means waiting in His presence and listening to Him. It means reading His Word. And it means time dedicated to prayer and communion with Him.
I urge you to learn to be still, give God the chance to prove himself in your life, allow Him to do what only He could do and see how things will turn around for your good.
I pray that God will give you the grace to be still and let God be God.
You will not miss your season of blessing in Jesus name.
Prayer point: My heavenly father, please help me stand still in your presence in Jesus name.
Key Dose: You will receive revelations and divine instructions when you are still.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)