Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for him to act. Psalm 37:7
Two very difficult things for me; be still and wait patiently. Why is that? Do you have the same issue? Maybe it’s a personality trait! I don’t know but I can tell you this, when I become anxious over something I’ve asked for, it’s not a great place to be.
Yet when I sit in the presence of the Lord, such peace and contentment. I simply must begin my day in the stillness of His presence. To hear His sweet voice whisper, ‘Good morning, daughter!’ It makes my heart leap with joy. One word from Him changes everything.
I lived for years jumping out of bed, grabbing a shower, getting the family up and ready for work and school, packing lunches, throwing in laundry, going to work, coming home, catching up with the kids, fixing dinner, cleaning up, doing more laundry, only to get up in the morning and do it all again. Time for God was probably a desire but definitely not a reality.
It’s not that I never prayed, I did. But to create a time for God alone every day, to carve out a half hour to feed my spirit on a daily basis, I just didn’t have the time. Then one day I decided I had to change my priorities and put God first not just in my finances, but with my time. It started with just 10 minutes. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but what a difference it made.
The first thing I noticed was I was more focused, and I seemed to hear Gods voice clearer. I also began to notice that my trust in Him grew and my time with him went from 10 minutes to an all day exchange. I noticed Him opening doors for me to minister to people without fear of rejection or intimidation.
My mind remains in this place of stillness today even as my duties at my job threaten to steal my peace. Every evil report simply gets submitted to His capable hands and I rest in His presence waiting for Him.
And Father, may You find me here again each morning, listening, waiting patiently for You to act. Thank You for taking care of all my drama. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.