This morning, coffee in hand, I began to read out of Psalms. I struggle with sitting still before the Lord and letting Him speak to me. I tend to get caught up with the chaos of life and then another day is gone before I know it. Then God's Word hit me like "BAM"!
"I don't consider myself with matters too great or awesome for me. But I have stilled and quieted myself, just as a small child is quiet with its mother. Yes, like a small child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord-now and always." Psalm 131:1b-3
I have gotten away from sitting in the presence of the Lord and just listening. Quite frankly, I am the one who does all the talking in His presence-how it needs to change! I know I am missing out on great plans God has in my life because I have such a hard time just waiting for God. Big things are happening in the world around me; God may want me to be a part of it. But, how will I ever know until I sit and listen. This is going to take a lot of hard work because I am a person who like to be busy. I encourage you to come on this journey with me! So I keep reading, and it gets better.
"He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel, 'I will not go home; I will not let myself rest. I will not let my eyes sleep not close my eyelids in slumber until I find a place to build a house for the Lord, a Sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.' " Psalm 132:3-5
David was so dedicated to what God wanted him to do that he vowed he would not put his physical condition before God. What a sacrifice David was making. God had given him a job and David took it so seriously that he vowed not to rest until he accomplished his job. Sometimes I feel like I am unable to carry out the things that God wants me to do because the task ahead seems so large. Then I look at David, a man who won't rest until he accomplishes the task God put before him, and I realize God would not ask me to do something that I could not do and I should seek after that task or plan until God allows me to accomplish it. My question to you is, "What is God asking you to do?"