When We Stop and Think About It

Perhaps, the problem is that we are so busy that we just don’t have time to stop and think about it. Now, obviously there are times when we have to be busy. Chores must be done, phone calls need to be made , errands run, bills paid, children cared for, etc. Nevertheless, we need to have some times to stop, think and catch our breath. More than that, we who are born again, must have a time to quiet ourselves before God. In Psalm 46:10, God commands: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted.” In order to obey (because of our love for Him) we need to know that some of our activities are not needed. We need to distinguish between necessary things and things that we need to refuse to do. If we are too busy for God, we are too busy no matter how important we think some responsibilities are. On the other hand, when we do stop and think, meditate and pray, we discover the joy and glory of interacting with our Creator. We experience God, Him Whom Jesus has always enjoyed. We become excitingly aware of Jesus’ Presence within us, in the Person of the Holy Spirit! We walk with and fellowship with Him. We learn more and more of His love and our grateful hearts well up with love for Him and overflow with praise and worship to the Father. This is not religion, or duty; it is not trying to earn favor. It is vital, wonderful, thrilling Christianity! It is Christ in us, manifesting Himself to those lives which intersect with ours. A tract to a waitress or waiter, a few words to a friend, an encouragement to a  Christian brother or sister, a Godly lifestyle showing the work of God in our lives, a helping hand in His name, these are a few of the ways in which people are made aware of Him. In the hymn, “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak,” Frances R. Havergal gives us priceless words of prayer: “O fill me with Thy fullness, Lord, until my very heart o’erflow in kindling thought and glowing word Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show.  Selah! If we quiet  ourselves before God and think deeply on Him, our very heart will overflow!  May He use us as salt, provoking great thirst for Jesus and His love.   Ron

Questions? E=-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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