Psalms 46:10 says “Be Still, and know that I am God.” These words are common in the Christian circle. But, I believe that we really need to think about what it actually means.
What does being still in God’s presence mean? Does it mean to literally stop everything and focus on Him. I do believe that is part of it, but there is much more. God is calling each of us to be in His presence in all times.
What are some practical ways we can be still?
1. Spend time talking with God, prayer is the lifeline between us and God. When we talk with God and lay out our issues, give Him thanks or just vent to Him, that is when our will meets His will. Or in other words, we find what God actually has for us.
2. Spend time with others. Community is super important to our walk with Christ. It is my belief that in order to be still in His presence then we must find others to bear our burdens with. We are not meant to do life along, so we must find others in our life to be with. But, its also important to find those that are totally different from you to hang with. It will be in those times that you will be challenged and stretched in your faith.
3. When everything break loose, then just focus on God. Quiet times with God are times when you are just that, quiet and not doing nothing else but focusing on God. God will show up and you will find out things that you maybe knew before, but didn’t think about or God will give you new things to mediate on.
The most important take away from all this is simply this: God is wanting to meet with us and we have to make time to be with Him.