“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.””
Coming off of SEEK WEEK, I couldn’t help but challenge you to continue in this spiritual discipline. It had been quite a journey for myself to build the habit of waking up and having that quiet time with the Lord. It’s honestly been a struggle but now after doing it for a couple of months, I feel like I wouldn’t make it without that time.
After God has grown me in that habit, it’s seemed like the next step has been to be intentional with that time. It’s not as easy as it sounds to “be still” before God but I’ve been spending some time giving it my best shot. It’s tough at times but from the times of stopping long enough to do it, experiencing God more deeply through my daily life I wouldn’t recommend anything else for you. It is more than just Day changing, it’s growth sprouting out like a plant that’s been ready to bloom, it’s the beginning of a change that will bring you closer to God and change your life, along with the lives around you. This past week I did something that felt super weird but just bare with me, it may sound crazy but it was actually the most refreshing and boosting thing I’ve ever done.
After reading this verse, then praying over it slowly, as I read really letting the truth in those words sink in. Then I just closed my eyes, leaned my head back, took some deep breathes, and didn’t talk to God like usual, I just shut up. I sat quiet and still before God, even with my ADD and wild thoughts, my mind was still, my thoughts were clear. I opened my eyes and I was ready to begin my day!
I don’t want you to read that and think it sounds like some kind of hippy meditation method, and just pass by this. Instead of being so active during your quiet time, doing all the talking and the thinking with God, just shut up and spend some time meditating on God’s Word, let Him speak into your heart and life. It may sound crazy but hey, God thrives with crazy, so give this a try today! Whatever it takes to seek Him deeper, it’s well worth it!!!!