Day 11 - A Gentle Whisper
I began declining some invitations to speak because I found that I was running from one engagement to the other. Since I started doing this, I have a lot more to offer, because I am hearing from God. Doing this is not always easy, let me tell you. You need to find a quiet space: it may be your bedroom, your study, your office or even your car.
Often when you sit down with the intention of being quiet before the Lord, your mind starts working overtime. The Bible says the battleground is in the mind, my friends, not in the heart. You suddenly remember all the things you need to do. Random thoughts will pop into your head. The Lord speaks in a gentle whisper; He cannot get through if you are thinking about something else.
I have my special place where I withdraw to be with God. I slowly begin to calm down and relax. Sometimes this can take up to half an hour. If you want to be used by God, if you want to hear from God and know intimacy with Him, then you have to prioritize your quiet time.
Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
PRAYER: Father, I am so aware that I find all kinds of excuses for not setting aside time to spend with You. Help me to reset my priorities so that I can make time with You. Amen.
The content for this devotional was adapted from "Peace in His Presence" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.