Have you ever been still? I mean really still. No cell phone, TV, or computer. No children running in and out. Complete and utter silence.
Imagine calmness filled only with your thoughts and God’s presence. If only we had the time, right?
Many things demand our time. And we give that time away and waste it freely, as though we have an endless supply. As Christians, we do—in eternity.
Meanwhile, here on the earth, if we’re to be effective disciples, we must spend time alone with God. Jesus modeled this for us.
“…crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:15b-16.
Many are unwilling to give God premium time—the time they’d rather be doing something else. And let’s face it, even when we’re willing, much of our time is committed to jobs and family. So what does this leave? Free time?
How much free time is enough?
Rearranging our schedules to have quiet time—be still and know time—with God, is necessary as Christians. It’s during this time we replenish our spirits.
When God has my undivided attention, inspiration and rejuvenation takes place, which are imperative for me to effectively do His Kingdom work.
What is God trying to whisper to your heart today?
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