Once a lady told me that she knew it was important to spend one-on-one alone time with God. She continued to say, however, at times she felt inept because after telling Him all of her wants, needs, and desires, she didn’t know what else to do during that alone time.
If you have been following my blog, you know I’m a staunch believer in spending daily quality time with God; just you and Him—no one else. There’s no substitution for building your spiritual relationship other than giving God this quality time. Keep in mind, He is not a guest in our home where we have to entertain Him. We don’t have to keep the conversation going—none stop.
Can’t talk and listen at the same time!
I remember a time when I was in so much sorrow that I told God I didn’t know what to say—the grief left me speechless. That’s when He spoke to my heart, “Don’t say anything!” He told me to relax in the prayers that I’ve already prayed in times past.
God wanted me to use my faith to receive comfort in the stillness of His presence. It was in that stillness where I received the strength to keep going. In that quietness, I was able to hear His voice in my spirit. And, not only did I receive supernatural strength in the stillness, but divine guidance that superseded all human logic.
On another occasion during my quiet time, I couldn’t sense God’s presence; He seemed so distant. Later He let me know that just because I couldn’t trace Him, doesn’t mean He wasn’t there imparting valuable information into my spirit for future reference. We will never know everything that goes on when we are in the presence of our Father.
God talks in stillness.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23)
Be still, and know that I am God: (Psalm 46:10a)
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