“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
We live in a fast-paced world where to be idle just for minutes seems unlikely and often feels uncomfortable. We find ourselves too busy to take time to read God’s word and ask for His direction for our day.
This leads to the power of “No”. I can’t count the times that I have taken on tasks because they were “good things”, helping others, things at church and the list continues. We are called to be His disciples but God wants us to first be still and know that He is God. I wrote this down years ago when I saw it: Good works flow from a Christ-centered life; they do not produce a Christ-centered life.
God doesn’t need us to save the world, He is very capable of using all people with their many talents to accomplish His will on earth. Be willing to say “No” even to good things because you must be able to first spend time with God and then He will show you where He wants to use you to further His kingdom.
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Keep a written journal of your Praises, Thankfulness and Prayers to God and see how the Lord works in your life each day, week, month and year! If you woke up tomorrow and only had the things you Thanked God for, what would they be?