God in the Stillness
"Be still, and know that I am God!” ~Psalm 46:10a
We are a people who like to be entertained. We pack every waking moment with activity of some kind. Even waiting in line at the grocery store must be accompanied by staring at the small screens in our hands. I don’t know about you, but I tend to not be either talking or listening to God while I’m trying to maneuver tiny electronic candies into groups of three or more.
I think one of the most insidious weapons of the Enemy is not overt attack, but our electronic age. We have the world at our fingertips. We never have to be bored again. We can play games, talk to people from the four corners of the earth, watch almost any movie ever made. If we’re not careful, there will never be any downtime. There will be no quiet time in our lives.
When Elijah needed to hear from God, God showed him a mighty windstorm that tore the rocks loose, an earthquake, then a fire. Yet God was in none of these things. When they were all over God spoke to Elijah in a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:11-13)
Do you allow quiet in your life? Make some time for God today. Enjoy the quiet and listen for His gentle whisper.