Friday, June 5, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
~Psalm 46:10 NIV

Thoughts on today's verse...
Oh those first two words: Be still! This is so difficult for me. I can sit down with the Word, study, pray... but when it comes time to just 'be still' before God I have problems. My mind wanders to things I 'should' be doing instead of basking in His presence. Am I alone in this? I want so desperately to hear a 'word' from God, but I don't give Him an opportunity to 'speak' to me when my mind is racing so.

I think listening to God, being 'still' in His presence is a discipline and something I need to practice more of. It's like practicing the piano or violin - a practiced discipline. I think I need to remember my piano lessons of yore... all the children's tunes, practiced scales and time that was set aside each day to practice, practice, practice.

Sometimes silence can be deafening, especially when you pray and hear or receive no response. But contemplative listening may require me to turn off the music, the phone, the television and communication and just be quiet before the Lord God.

My prayer...
Lord, speak to my spirit... in the quietness of my soul I will seek You.

Yours, because we're His,
~Tamara