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Be Still and Know

In the opening verses of Acts 13, we find the leaders and teachers at the church in Antioch (in Syria) praying, fasting and worshipping God. Barnabas and Paul were between missions, and were resting and seeking God for what was next. We are told in verse 2 that the Holy Spirit spoke to them while they were reverent and worshipful.

It is so easy in today’s hustle and flow for us to forget to slow down and meditate on what God wants. Hearing God’s voice requires a humble approach, whether for our own lives or when we are praying for others. We all have our own struggles and temptations, and each one of us is busier than the next. Yet we also serve the same God. He never changes nor grows tired or weary.

The Lord desires for us to “be still and know that He is God” (Psalm 46:10). When we are quiet within, our “spiritual ears” are ready for God’s voice. It matters not how fast and furious the world is whipping by; what does matter are the things that last forever and that we are in tune with them (1 John 2:17). Ask God each day to lead you to that still, quiet place in your heart and mind where you can hear Him clearly.

Reflect:

  • When is the last time you were truly still inside for the sole purpose of seeking God’s will?
  • Do you tend to feel busy? How can you schedule time throughout the day to quiet your soul and connect with God?

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