3 Things To Do To ‘Be Still’

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭KJV
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My wife’s aunt was watching our girls this past weekend and she told us this story about our youngest, Brynne. Brynne was praying for lunch and she speeded right through her prayer, “ThankyouJesusforthisfoodamen.” Brynne was told to slow down so then her prayer was “T h a n k y o u J e s u s f o r t h i s f o o d a m e n.”

When I heard this story, I started thinking about how much God wants us to slow down.

In this crazy, fast paced world, we rarely have time for God or spiritual things! We are too busy working, spending time with friends and family and even sometimes too busy doing ministry work. God wants us to ‘Be still and know Him.’

So how do we ‘be still’ in this ever changing world?

1. Set apart time to ‘be still.’

You have to purpose and plan a time to be still. If you don’t have any time set aside to be still and talk to God, you never will be still. Most people live such a busy schedule that they waste the extra time they do have! Trust me, I understand, I’m the same way sometimes….it’s hard to just stop and be still and know God. Just like you have a time to go to work or go to church or go to a doctor’s appointment, you need to set apart and schedule a time to meet and walk with God.

2. Slow down.

Just slow down. Look at all the blessings God has given you. Slow down and see how God has taken care of you. When you slow down, you will have a better chance of being still and knowing God. Too many people never slow down in their busy lives. They just rush right on by everything God has blessed them with.

3. Find a secluded place.

Find a spot to be alone and talk with God. Jesus went up into the mountain to pray, He went further into the garden to pray. He found times and places to be alone and to be still so that He could talk to the Father. He was the perfect example for us. It’s good to slow down and set apart some time and then seclude yourself so that you can be still and know God!

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3 Attributes of Prayer We Need to Have

Something I have been thinking a lot about and trying to implement more in my life is prayer.

An important part of the Christian life is prayer. Prayer is how we communicate with God. Prayer is us doing our part in having a relationship with Christ!

As I think how I can improve in my own prayer life, I think of 3 different things I can become better in, 3 different attributes of prayer I can grow in. I understand that there are more than just these 3, but this is a start for myself and for you if you want to grow in your prayer life.

Pray Attentively

As I was thinking how I could increase my prayer life and how I could grow in this area, my first thought was too give more attention to the matter. Since prayer is part of our relationship with Christ, I should give it my full attention when I am praying or talking to Christ.

Just like in an earthly relationship, lack of attention will drive a wedge in it. If I don’t give attention to my wife or children, there will become a wedge driven in between us, we I’ll grow apart. I need to give attention to them to keep that relationship strong and help it to continue to grow.

In my spiritual relationship with Christ, I need to give my full attention to Him every chance I can. When I talk to Him or pray, I need to pray attentively as He is the only One who matters at that moment. I need to talk to Him and focus on Him and give Him my undivided attention when it comes to this part of my relationship.

Pray Adamantly

To be honest, I keeping with the alliteration, but after I explain why I chose ‘adamantly’ you will understand why it is an attribute we should have in our prayer life.

The word adamant means unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I read this verse and I think about how adamant Jesus wants us to be in our prayer life! He wants us to ask, He wants us to seek, He wants us to knock! If we do each of these things, He will give, He will help you find, and He will open the doors. Be adamant in your prayer life! Be unshakable and insistent in your prayer life!

Pray Always

“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17

This is a common verse yet many fail at obeying the simplicity of the command.

It does not mean we have to be on our knees in our prayer closet 24/7, but it does mean that we should be in the attitude of prayer 24/7.

If we live our life in an attitude of prayer, we will see our relationship with God grow stronger on a daily basis.

How is your prayer life? How is your relationship with God? Add these 3 attributes to your prayer life to increase your relationship with Christ.

Pray Attentively

Pray Adamantly

Pray Always

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The Greatest Thing A Christian Can Do

Have you ever asked yourself what is the greatest thing you can do for Christ?

I was thinking about this thought the other day and I asked myself, “what is the greatest thing I can do for Christ?”

Is it go to church every time the doors are open?

Is it giving tithes and offerings?

Is it being separated from the world in my daily standards and living?

Is it avoiding all appearances of evil?

These are are all good things and things that should be done as a Christian, but they aren’t the greatest thing!

“Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:35-40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The greatest commandment that was ever given was and is to love God. When I think how do I love God, I think of one thing, I have to spend time with Him. You have to walk with Him, you have to have a personal relationship with Him!

Adam and Eve had a set time to walk with God in the garden. One day, after they had disobeyed God, they didn’t show up to walk with God and God went looking for them. We see God curse them and kick them out of the garden because they had disobeyed. I always wonder what if they would have showed up to walk with God, would God have forgiven them? Just a thought…

Enoch, probably the most famous man who walked with God. The Bible says he was not, for God took him. Enoch was so close to God that God decide it would just be easier to take Enoch so they could have an even closer fellowship and relationship.

Walk with God! That is the greatest thing you can do as a Christian! If you truly are walking with God, everything else that you should do as Christian will fall into place!

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