“But the LORD was not in the wind; the LORD was not in the earthquake; the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12
We are sometimes overrun with the noise of the world, and the busyness of our own daily lives. It can often be a challenge to sit still and block out all that is on our minds in order to spend needed time with the Lord. More often than not, I am hard pressed to merely sit still! My day begins early and I usually don’t stop until bedtime. I have to be intentional in setting aside my spiritual quiet time, although my mind never strays too far from thoughts of a spiritual nature or comforting songs. It is in these quiet moments with the Lord that we never fail to gain His peace and comfort deep in our hearts. Being still in His presence gives needed strength for the day and sets us on a course of keeping Him in the forefront of our thoughts and actions.
Have you taken time to listen for Him? Have you placed your burdens on His shoulders instead of dragging them around on your own? I can testify to the fact that God is BIGGER, WISER, and STRONGER than we will ever be. Our thoughts and ways are pitiful compared to His. How thankful we can be for His willingness to speak to us through these moments as we listen for His still, small voice.
Today, why not rest your mind, relax, and listen. Open His Word and read of the life giving water so freely offered for mankind. Sense His presence in the midst of where you are and be ready to meet the day head on, knowing that He is beside you every step of the way.