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Stillness Before God

Ö Be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!

One of the most important things we can learn in our world today is how to be still.

I believe that one of the most significant reasons so many of us are burned-out and stressed-out is because we donít know how to be still. We donít really know God and do not acknowledge Him. And itís only by spending time getting to know Him that we learn to hear His still, small voice so He can direct our paths.

We need to learn to be quiet on the inside and stay in that peaceful state so we are always ready to hear the Lordís voice. Many people today run from one thing to the next. Because their minds donít know how to be still, they donít know how to be still in their hearts.

If weíll just slow down, and quiet our minds enough to hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we can live in a place of peace, ready to respond obediently. It is easy to see that leading a peaceful, happy life, free from exhaustion and burnout, is not all that complicated as long as we remain still before God.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I recognize that You alone are God. I know that stillness before You is important, so show me how to remain settled and peaceful inside, always ready to hear Your voice.


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