Monday, June 20, 2022

Daily Devotion: Q - Quiet Time

Bible Reading: Psalm 46

Key Verse: Verse 10 – “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Key Words: Be still, and know that I am God

It is believed that Hezekiah is the writer of this forty-sixth Psalm.  It was written about the time of the impending Assyrian invasion led by Sennacherib.

In the midst of all the trouble, God tells the king, “Be still, and know that I am God.”  There are times in life that we need to just get alone with God and let Him reassure us of His power and care over us.

In a letter to his friends, hymn writer Wendell P. Loveless related this story:  “One evening a speaker who was visiting the United States wanted to make a telephone call.  He entered a phone booth, but found it to be different from those in his own country.  It was beginning to get dark, so he had difficulty finding the number in the directory.  He noticed that there was a light in the ceiling, but he didn’t know how to turn it on.  As he tried again to find the number in the fading twilight, a passerby noted his plight and said, ‘Sir, if you want to turn the light on, you have to shut the door.’  To the visitor’s amazement and satisfaction, when he closed the door, the booth was filled with light.  He soon located the number and completed the call.

In a similar way, when we draw aside in a quiet place to pray, we must block out our busy world and open our hearts to the Father.  Our darkened world of disappointments and trials will then be illuminated.  We will enter into communion with God, we will sense His presence, and we will be assured of His provision for us.  Our Lord often went to be alone with the Heavenly Father.  Sometimes it was after a busy day of preaching and healing, as in today’s Scripture reading.  At other times, it was before making a major decision.  But he spent quiet time alone with the Father. 

Each of us needs that quiet time alone, that time where we talk to God and allow Him to speak to us.  Do you have such a time?  If not, I trust you will make it a priority to start having your quiet time with God.
What to do:
✞ Begin today to have a quiet time with God...that time where you can be still and know that He is God.

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