Take the Time
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“Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.” Psalm 105:4 NASU)
How common it is for us to get into the car and turn the radio or CD on. Listen to some music. Catch the latest news. Drown out the work thoughts so you can leave them behind on the commute home.
It used to be an automatic thing for me. Once the car had started, I would reach over and push the knob on. The noise was there.
But then the Lord would ask me, “Do you want to spend some time with Me on the way home?” When I first heard that question months ago, I had the guilt trip of wanting time to myself, and do what I wanted to do. But then I realized He wanted to have some time with me; not take away my “own” time.
After the learning incident, I now ask before I just go into auto pilot and switch on the radio. “Anything you’d like to talk about, Lord?” Sometimes I also realize that He just wants to train my mind to take a break, and not feel the necessity to always have something going on. I am learning that more often than we think our Lord is wanting to teach us the importance of experiencing quiet, or allow Him to speak to us, if we take the time.
Have you ever thought why it is that some prisoners come to the Lord while incarcerated? It may be because they are finally in a place where things stop moving all around them, or in particular themselves, and they have that quiet time, undisturbed by outside stimulus. He has them in a place where they can finally listen.
Similarly, I know people who have gotten sick, and would later tell me, “God had to slow me down so He could speak to me.”
Maybe we can initiate the time ourselves, before the Lord would have to allow a sickness, or even imprisonment in some cases, to get our attention? But it seems history proves otherwise. The Lord will get our attention, using any means He desires, for our own good in the long run.
Keeping this message short will give you time to stop, listen, and acknowledge His desire to speak to you. That will be a good thing for you.
Now think on this,
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