Being Still To Listen

Being Still to Listen
(June 2013 - Week 3)

(1). Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

(2). Lamentations 3:24-26 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

(3). Psalm 40:1-2 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

(4). “The goal of prayer is the ear of God,” a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us. Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight.” [E.M. Bounds, Purpose in Prayer]

(5). Prayer thought: It is wise to develop the ability to still ourselves and contemplate the holiness of the Lord. In an increasingly busy world, the virtue of patiently waiting on the Lord for his voice is one that must be cultivated if we are to hear from Him. God calls out to us continually, and if we are intentional about quieting ourselves and listening to Him, our knowledge of and delight in Him will grow exponentially.