Inspirational Thought of the Day:
Silent moments help us to stop ourselves and submit our plans to God again.
Scripture of the Day:
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”
The humming of the refrigerator and the buzzing of an airplane far in the distance made me keenly aware of the silence all around me. Usually I don’t notice these everyday noises but today was different. All my people weren’t around me making their normal noises and suddenly I just felt the blessing of being in the quiet.
It dawned on me that I am never alone. Never. I actually like to be around my people, to watch over them and just be in each other’s presence. But sometimes there is such a sweetness in coming away if only just for a moment, to bask in the stillness around us with God.
In this busy world, though, it is hard to find moments where we can truly step away. I rise early in the morning to grab an hour or two with God. I yearn for that time to just read His word and reflect on it, but all too often distractions of life can sneak in.
Our souls crave and need these moments of silence where we become keenly aware of ourselves before God. In the silence, we step back to put into perspective our busy lives and determine if some of it is folly and if something important is missing.
Taking time to be still before God helps us to calibrate our mission. Are we still on target, or do we need to pause and make some course corrections?
We were never meant to just live this life. We are on a specific mission, called by God. Silent moments help us to stop ourselves and submit our plans to God again.
Today, I have more to do than I could possibly accomplish in my own strength. This brings me to my place of quiet, hidden in God. When I am overwhelmed or too busy, He calms my heart and draws me to the one thing needful: himself.
How about you? How do you carve out time to be still before God? Do you hear an inner voice calling you to rest in Him? Come away and enjoy His presence.
Lord, thank You for drawing us near to you and for restoring us. Help us to put You first above all else and to abide in You always. I love You, God!