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“Be still and know that I am God!” – Psalm 46:10

You’ll note that the verse in Psalms ends in an exclamation point. The Lord is emphasizing to us that we need to be still before Him. When was the last time that you were still before God? Have you ever tried to sit with no noise for just five minutes and to quiet your mind? It’s very difficult – at least it was for me – to try to be still for even a short period of time. Last week I prayed aloud to the Father about my hopes, fears, expectations and to ask His advice on a path that I feel He is opening for me. As I asked Him to speak to me and then I sat quietly and waited to hear from Him, words came to mind that I wrote down:  all my heart, obey, love, follow His path, know Him, trust, serve, depend on Him, and pray. My devotions recently have been teaching me that prayer is not a monologue, it’s a conversation with the Creator – the One who loves me and is my Father. I’m trying to learn to listen for His voice. Won’t you join me?

“for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!” – Psalm 95:7

Father God,

Thank You for Your teachings and for showing me that I need to be still before You and to listen for Your voice. Please continue to teach me not only how to pray, but how to be still. Thank You for Your wisdom, Your guidance, Your patience, but most of all Your unending love. May Your will be done in my life.

In Jesus’ Name,


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