“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
What do you know? I know that if I am still and quiet before you, I will come to know you. What do you think about that thought? That thought is astounding. That thought is revolutionary. That thought is life changing. How so? The idea that I can come to know you is mind blowing. The idea that you want to make yourself known to me is awe inspiring. When I consider that thought my whole world is turned upside down. When I grab ahold of that thought, how I structure my day and use my time comes under complete reevaluation. Why is that? There is no better use of my time and energy, than to spend it coming to know you. Is that what you want to do? Is that what you will do? Yes, is that what I want to do. Yes, that is what I will do. That is very good.
Where and when will you meet with me? I know why you are asking me that question. Why am I asking you this question? If I don’t have firm plan to meet with you, it will never happen. Is that your voice of experiencing speaking to you? Yes, it is. So, I will meet with you in the morning and in the evening in my office. There I will shut the door to be still and quiet before you. But that is not all. What else? It is also my desire and plan to live my life in a constant dialogue of prayer with you throughout my day. Our morning and evening times together will simply be the start and end of a whole day spent with you. That will be very good.
How will you come to know me? I will be still and quiet myself before you. I will meet with you in your word. I will meet with you in prayer. I will meet with you in worship. How often will you be still and quiet so you can meet with me? There is not a day that I do not need to meet with you. There is not a day that I do not need to be changed by you. There is not a day that I do not need to be guided by you. So, I will be still and quiet before you every day. That will be very good.
What will happen to you as you come to know me? I will be changed from the inside out. I will become more and more like you as I come to know you. I will begin to think your thoughts, speak your words and walk in your ways. I will begin to receive your guidance. I will begin to follow your instructions. I will be able to know and do your will. I will be able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I will live a life that is pleasing to you. Yes, you will.
Heavenly Father, I will set aside a time and place to be still before you. I will meet with you in your word. I will meet with you in prayer. I will meet with you in worship. The desire of my heart is to come to know you. Here I am, in your presence, right now. Amen
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