Friday, January 18, 2008

Stop, Be Still, and Hear Him!

Well, here we are halfway through another Friday! Time is going by so fast; I have to wonder when do we have time to really commune with God. When do you have time to just be still and hear what He is trying to tell you? Often times people get frustrated with their lives because it appears that God is not hearing their prayers, or blessing them, or even aware of their existence.
But in all actuality He is waiting for you. Waiting for you to STOP, BE STILL, and HEAR HIM!
We get up (late!) rush through our daily routines (shower, breakfast, get kids fed & off to school, etc.), rush to the office (late!) prepare for the meetings, conferences, lunches, rush to pick up kids from school (late!), run to the store, to grab dinner (which will be on the table late!), run to the cleaners, rush home make diner, review homework, give baths, get kids to bed, spend quality time with significant other, try to straighten up the house, turn on the nightly news which you fall asleep on! Of course this may not be exactly your life, but can you see some of your routine in there?

Where was the time that you spent with God, in prayer or in reading the Word, or in just acknowledging Him at all? So when you can’t seem to get your life on track, or you don’t see a break through or answers to prayer it is not that God isn’t there or didn’t hear you, or didn’t answer you, it may simply be that God is there waiting for YOU! Waiting for you to stop rushing, running, racing through your life and take a moment to spend time with Him…
Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still, and know that I am God;..."

STOP, BE STILL, and HEAR what the Lord has for you today!

16 People Saying Something!

Pam 18 January, 2008 18:58

Seriously- that could be my life! I feel like i m at the breaking too- so this post was the gentle reminder I needed! Thanks Regina!

Sharon 19 January, 2008 00:27

AMEN and preach it sister.
God started in on my with that message a few weeks ago. Used to be I would jump on my computer and post with my morning cup of coffee. Now I make sure I have my time with Him before I have my own time.
It is so much sweeter than before.
Be still--He will not be heard in the middle of the storm.He is too much of a gentlemen to raise His voice.

MsMarvalus 19 January, 2008 09:46

Nothing like a reminder to sit down and stop a minute and let the Lord speak to you...I know that I get so caught up that sometimes I forget to connect; I read my Bible and I say my prayers but that's automatic; sometimes I forget that I need to connect with my spirit instead of with my mouth and mind...

Thank you, Regina...

Rosemarie 19 January, 2008 11:27

I pray and speak to God throughout my day because that works for me. However, quiet morning time in reading a devotional and reflecting is crucial so I can hear Him while I’m silent [still]. God bless you, and keep edifying the church!

jjbrock 19 January, 2008 12:39

Regina thanks for that word.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) 19 January, 2008 14:14

Good point! It may seem gross, but sometimes I even just say a few things to Him even when I'm just sitting in the bathroom. Of course, other times... I'm not even alone when I'm doing that! ;-)

Kellan 19 January, 2008 16:38

Hi Regina - thanks for the reminder to stop, be still and listen - that's really all it takes, isn't it? Have a good weekend. Kellan

freetofly 19 January, 2008 19:57

Regina, thanks for reminding me what I know is true, and God has been faithfully and gently reminding me for a while! I am off to a good start this year! But, I don't want to stray!

Good word, Girl!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T 19 January, 2008 23:52

great post....lets us not forget about the MLK this weekend


Regina-You are so on time with this message...I know God is sending me in another direction and I must make myself remember so I can hear him speak...I feel like someone hit me with a brick or turned on a light bulb when Sharon said "He will not be heard in the middle of the storm. He is too much of a gentlemen to raise His voice." I have go to share that on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.
PS-I'm lovin on that baby girl!

Hey it's Amy Shipp 20 January, 2008 18:12

Thank you for the wonderful post! It is very good advise to "be still" and listen for what the Lord has for us today...

Mary@notbefore7 20 January, 2008 18:53

absolutely Regina. I think God has taught me so much this year about being still before Him! He WILL meet us there.

Melanie 20 January, 2008 19:09

I was just talking to my dad about this yesterday. We were talking about that whole move we've been considering. So, my dad told me his piece of advice was to pray about it and wait for God to show us what we should do. So, I asked, "How do I know what He's telling us to do?" And, my dad said, "Get close enough to God and you'll know." So, I guess I need to stop, be still and hear what He is trying to tell us to do.

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Brother Raphy 21 January, 2008 01:16

Surely, this Word is powerfull & we all need to act as it says...To be still & listern to God is what most people oftern try to avoid, trying to keep our self busy & have short time to speak with God and let HIM tell us what HE want us to know! This word was also sent to me! Praise GOD Almighty!

Andrea 21 January, 2008 14:11

Good reminder, Regina. I need to take that to heart!

ps: I have something for you over at my place...

MrsGrapevine 22 January, 2008 17:01

I am just so bad at this, make God first, and sometimes I give him my very last. Before I do anything, I should pray and meditate, but I never do, I wait until I am tired and getting in the bed before I pray. This year I have to learn to give to God first, and trust that everything else will fall into place.

Now that I'm going to school, again, I have completely over extended myself.

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