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40 Days to Be Still and Know God More

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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 LentClick To Tweet

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.

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.

For the Next 40-days, I will share a small devotional each day focused on Knowing God, Being Still to hear God’s Voice, and Trusting God through Anxiety. Join Me!Click To Tweet

I will link those posts in here.  I pray it will bless you as it helps hold me accountable.

40 Days to Be Still and Know God More Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46 Fast and Pray, What does it mean to be still? How To be still. How to Hear GOd's Voice. Spiritual Warfare. Know God better. Know God quotes. Hear God's Voice

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.

in HIM,

 

Keep up with all 40 Articles Here!

 

12 Verses to Help Learn to Be Still Now - Day 1 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
12 Verses to Help Learn to Be Still Now - Day 1
Be Still My Anxious Mind God Will Fight for You - Day 2 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
Be Still My Anxious Mind God Will Fight for You - Day 2
It's Hard to Be Still When God Says No - Day 3 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
It's Hard to Be Still When God Says No - Day 3
Be Still in the Midst of the Needs and Chaos of Every Day Life - Day 4 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
Be Still in the Midst of the Needs and Chaos of Every Day Life - Day 4
Be Still and Trust God When You Don't Understand - Day 5 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
Be Still and Trust God When You Don't Understand - Day 5
To Be Still Do Not Envy Other People - Day 6 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
To Be Still Do Not Envy Other People - Day 6
To Be Still Remember That God Is in Control - Day 7 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
To Be Still Remember That God Is in Control - Day 7
When God Is Silent Pray to Be Still - Day 8 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
When God Is Silent Pray to Be Still - Day 8
To Be Still Praise God in Song When It's Hard Sq- Day 9 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
To Be Still Praise God in Song When It's Hard - Day 9
Trust God in the Storms of Life to Be Still - Day 10 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More
Trust God in the Storms of Life to Be Still - Day 10
When Change Is Hard Trust God to Be Still - Day 11 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More. Be Still devotional
When Change Is Hard Trust God to Be Still - Day 11
When God Is Just It's Hard to Be Still - Day 12 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More. Be Still devotional
When God Is Just It's Hard to Be Still - Day 12
Trust the Will of God to Be Still like Jesus - Day 13 of the 40-Day Fast to Be still and know God More. Be Still devotional
Trust the Will of God to Be Still like Jesus - Day 13

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Tiffany Montgomery

Tiffany has a passion to equip wives to do Marriage God's way and inspire women to choose hope and Joy in Christ through every season by growing in faith.

34 thoughts to “40 Days to Be Still and Know God More”

  1. Such an awesome idea! I committed to doing a daily quiet time quite a while ago. As you are not a morning person, this wouldn’t work for you, but I asked God to allow me to wake up at 4:30AM so I could do my quiet time, and the Holy Spirit has made it so that it has never been a struggle!! For you, it would have to be a different time, right? God bless you!

  2. Confession: I haven’t decided what I’m fasting yet. I’m officially late! I’ve been thinking it through and we’ve cut out so much just as a part of our lifestyle, at this point I think fasting (for me) is more so what I am committing TO DO instead of what I’m committing to cut out. I’m still mulling it over.

  3. Thank you, Tiffany for being real about your own struggles. I think we all have a habit of giving God our leftover time rather than our best time. I am a morning person, but often I am struggling to get to work on time. I really need to revisit the idea of getting up earlier, to give Him my best time. Thank you for this timely reminder as we head toward Easter. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  4. Tiffany, I love that you said our first 5 minutes and our BEST five minutes, I’m being honest when sometimes I feel like I have given God my leftovers instead of my first fruits. Thank You for creating the awareness in my heart as I walk through this Lent season. My prayer in this Lent season is God would stir my heart with His Word and reveal those things which I need to learn to grow closer to Him.

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