Taking Time to Recharge
Wait Quietly – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:1-6
Key Verse: Psalm 62:1
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
The New Living Translation gives us a good understanding of Psalm 62:1 – “wait quietly before God.” It is hard for most of us to get quiet before the Lord. Noise can invade our lives 24/7. We have to be very intentional to create a quiet time with God. The Hebrew word used by the Psalmist has the literal translation of silence, still, repose, still waiting. David had learned to be silent before God. It was in those quiet moments that He often heard from God.
I do not find this practice of being quiet before the Lord easy. I have a tendency to talk. When I am silent, my mind begins to wander and get distracted. Join me in the journey of waiting quietly before Him. Let’s learn this discipline that was practiced by our spiritual forefathers. The mystic religions are not the only ones that practice quiet meditation. When we get quiet before the Lord we simply want to sense His presence and hear His voice in the form of inner thoughts and nudges.
Jumpstarting our spiritual battery often takes these quiet times to simply listen. Let’s turn off our iPods and radios, TVs and computers, and quiet ourselves before the Creator of the universe. Let’s give Him a chance to be heard in whatever way He may choose to speak! Wait…wait on the Lord…wait quietly!
Father, forgive me when I do too much talking and not enough listening. Speak to me in the quiet moments of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.