“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
This stillness which the Psalmist refers to is waiting before God in his presence and listening for his voice for direction and guidance. We rush to pick up the phone when we have a problem and Google is our main source of reference for many problems. For many of us prayer is the last resort after we have exhausted every other option.
Meditation has developed an orientation to Eastern religions and the Christian Church does not always emphasize stillness and solace before God. We approach God in prayer with many words and a anxious heart and very often never listen. Now it’s important to pour out our hearts to God and to bring our petitions to him. It is even more important to practice being still in his presence, waiting for his response and listening for his leading.
Yes God speaks to Prophets, Pastors and ministers but he also speaks to anyone who will make themselves available to listen. When we daily practice coming before God in repentance, worship and prayer and practice waiting in his presence he will reveal himself to us.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
God is always speaking. Will you listen, can you hear his voice speaking to you. His voice brings peace, comfort and acceptance. Listen for his leading.