Still Your Soul

I recently read this and I felt it needed to be shared…
Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. (Zechariah 2:13)
Stopping, waiting, and being still is becoming more and more rare in today’s culture.

The Lord searches the land, looking for those who are seeking Him above the noisy opinions of man.

When you successfully carve out time to be quiet before the Lord, He is there to meet you in the stillness of your soul.

Do not be discouraged or feel condemned at how difficult it can be to fight for your time with Him. The Lord sees your efforts.

He also sees what others cannot, beyond the surface into your heart, He sees the longing you hold for Him despite the opposition that comes against you.  

In the secret place where you meet your beloved, He is able to commune with you and rejoice over your openness to His presence. Furthermore, refuse to allow time restraints or to-do lists hinder your precious time with Him. Many of the things that pull on our minds can often wait.

Today, find time to still your soul before the Lord. Unlike the world around you, He is not in a hurry. Never has He rushed you during your time together, so why would you rush Him? Instead, allow Him to be sovereign during this intimate time, and surrender all hastiness. After all, a patient cannot receive treatment from their doctor if they cannot stay still.

By quieting your mind and stilling your soul, you will be able to receive the abundance of His peace, joy and strength!