Glorious Heavenly Father,
Today I am incredibly thankful for the still quiet time I can share with You. I recall how awkward I felt when first taking that purposeful time alone with You. I always knew You were somehow with me…all around me – powerful and magnificent yet in the background of my life. Then to stop everything to be still and quiet- to speak to You and to learn to listen…that was a whole new thing. What do you say to the Lord of everything, the God who created all there is, the most powerful and glorious Being who knows all and sees all? Yet I knew Jesus had died so I could have direct contact with You. There was no way for me to truly share Your presence when sin ruled my life. Jesus’ blood cleaned me from the inside out so I can come to You anytime. With such a high price being paid for me to have that kind of relationship with You, I never want to take it for granted or neglect my time with You. So I started- and never have stopped- though there are certainly times I have been guilty of getting sidetracked from that time alone with You.
Lately, I’ve had a little more “still” time again due to my bad back. Seems like the times I’ve spent the most time with You are times when I had to have something physically slow me down. I can truly say I am grateful for those hurdles which resulted in reminders to spend more time with You. The more time I purposely take to enjoy Your presence- the more I can take that “still” time with me wherever I go.
It’s incredible that no matter what obstacles, challenges, darkness or issues that might try to overwhelm me, when I come to You and place it all before You…When I am still and focus on who You are…when I trust that You are more powerful and eternal that anything I could ever possibly face- my soul becomes still. In my time with You, I am bathed in Your peace, joy and love. You alone fulfill me. You alone restore me. You alone cover me with Your grace and mercy. You alone strengthen me in my weakness. You alone heal me. You alone give me Your insight and wisdom. You alone give me all I need to handle the day no matter what it looks like. That’s why I come to You to be still with You alone.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence.”
Prayer Peek & Prompt-
Most Holy Father God, show me how to be still so I can enjoy Your presence through Jesus Christ…