APRIL 08, MONDAY
―Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth‖.
Psalm 62:1 – Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
God can speak to us anytime, anywhere, through anybody by dropping a thought into our minds (1 Corinthians 2:10). But because that thought can be crowded out by busyness, he says ―Be still, and know that I am God‖.
In stillness, we can hear God more clearly, ―Jesus used many illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them‖ (Mark 4:33-34). Today there is a strange logic that spiritual resources and renewal are found in constantly seeking new voices, attending more meetings to exchange half-thought-out opinions.
We fall into the trap of believing God is most pleased when we have maximized our information, our schedules, and our relationship. Disengagement means, silence before God. It is a time of heavenly discussion during which we listen more than we speak. And silence demands solitude.
In waiting quietly before God, your spiritual ear is trained to know His voice. Being quiet is difficult, almost impossible for some of us, but we must not starve our soul and spirit from being alone with God it revives.
LEARN TO BE ALONE AND QUIET BEFORE GOD
Prayer Point: Oh Lord, teach me to be alone in your presence in Jesus Name.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.