Do you struggle to be still in the midst of this chaotic life? I mean, life is busy, racing past a mile a minute and we have to keep up or get left behind. But God says Be Still and know that I am God. How do we learn to be still? How do we quiet the chaos and noise and listen to hear God’s still small voice? Will you come with me on a journey, a 40-day journey, to be still and know God more?
Today is a great day to Know God more
Today we are on the eve of Lent. Do you observe Lent? Lent, the 40 Days leading up to Easter, is a wonderful time to focus on the Resurrection of Christ. Having discovered the wonders of Fasting and Prayer I was inspired to participate in a group fast years ago and quickly became a fan. Fasting alone is amazing, but fasting corporately is something you can’t describe – only experience.
Before you ask, “Do you have to be Catholic to Observe Lent?”, I am a protestant. I believe that if we are following Jesus, adhering to The Bible and walking as Disciples of Christ, denomination does not matter.
Jesus said we would Fast. Lent is a form of fasting. So anyone following Jesus can Fast for Lent.
Can I challenge you to Fast a portion of Time?
Learning How To Be Still and Know God begins with Time
Time is a commodity that shows our heart. How do you spend your time every day? Does God get any of your time? Is It the first of your time? Does God get the best of your time?
My best time is not my first time. I am not a morning person. Are you? Honestly, if someone dares to speak to me before coffee they will regret it.
But God asks for my first fruits… the first of my time, talents and resources.
Do You give God the first bits of your time every day?
God is relationship focused. Relationships only thrive if they are given our best. Our best attitude, our best time, our best intentions.
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Do you give God the best of your time every day?
What is your best time? My best time is about noon. I’m awake, all the kids are fed, busy and cooperating, most of the housework is done and I can really get into whatever I am doing.
I don’t give that time to God, I work. If I am behind on chores I get caught up. If I have time I write or do other business related things. When all of that is done I read a book, deep clean some area in the house, plan things…
God is far from my thoughts. I am far from still. God does not get my best time any day – other than Sunday.
Anxiety is a struggle in my world.
Do you struggle with Anxiety? It comes in waves, goes away for seasons then sneaks back in to wreck my world. Unsuspecting. Unyielding. Undermining my best-laid plans. Last year I was diagnosed with a Chronic Disease. Fatigue plagues my everyday life. Anxiety follows it.
Over the past few years, God has been narrowing my world, taking away one thing after another.
Trust Me He whispers.
Lean on My understanding He reminds.
Cast your cares on Me He repeats.
Be Anxious for nothing but in everything through prayer He emphasizes.
As this year plods on I have felt dry, disconnected and fearful.
My quiet time has become a routine My quiet time has become a routine and I need to hear God’s voice.
To hear God’s voice I dig into God’s Word
Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Do you feel dry and anxious?
When I struggle with anxiety what I need is to be in God’s Word. So for the next 40-days, I will be digging into the word and sharing it devotional style here.
These 40 posts will be different. Not long, Not really How-To style. Just 5 – 10 minutes worth of time with God.
I am Fasting Time
The first 5 minutes of my day and then the Best 5 Minutes of my day.
How do you Fast Time?
- Set a reminder on your phone.
- Prepare for the scheduled time.
- Will you get up 5 minutes earlier?
- Maybe you can take your lunch to work so you can carve out 5 minutes mid-day.
- Plan what you will read in the Bible.
- Be ready for distractions and frustration during the designated time.
I will link those posts in here. I pray it will bless you as it helps hold me accountable.
Will you join me for this 40-Day Fast? Drop a comment “I’m in” and I’ll be lifting you up in prayer throughout the series.