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Psalm 62: 1

I wait quietly before God.

This passage brings to mind Psalm 46: 10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Be still? You’ve gotta be kidding me! The only time I am still, I am either asleep or engrossed in a TV show. Truth be told, my mind isn’t always still even if my body is. God can, and does, speak through our dreams and sometimes I think that is the only way He can get through. Now I am supposed to wait quietly before God?

One of the most important spiritual lessons I had to learn was how to be quiet physically, mentally and even spiritually. I learned to use my breath to slow myself down, that and personal guided meditation. I picture myself sitting beside a creek in the mountains with Jesus. He is never overly excited or rushed. Just looking at him brings a sense of calm.

We all need to learn this valuable lesson. I find it easier to wait quietly in God’s presence outdoors. Some people might like a hot bath. Location and environment can aid us in quieting ourselves to listen to God. When we wait quietly before God, our lives improve, and our spiritual lives develop. We can hear God’s voice in the quiet and sense His presence much more easily. No one likes waiting but it does pay huge dividends in this situation. Be still and know God. Wait quietly before Him. Let your mind be at ease, and let tranquility rule your body and spirit. Let God show Himself to you.

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