Unspeakable Joy Devotional

31-August-2019

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In a rush…….a funny story. When my grandfather was still living, we would take him somewhere and relentlessly and without fail every time before we would start to stop the car he would open his door and already be getting out. It is something we laughed about all the time. But that is how I feel sometimes, that we are always in a hurry, rushing around. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

It seems we need to slow down. Stop rushing everywhere, and everyone, and everything. And just listen for His voice.

So many things and people will call our names every day. We’re needed. We’re pressed. But without simply learning to be still first, within His presence, we’re never re-fueled. Or refreshed. We get drained and irritated. We lose our focus and our awareness of His Presence in our lives is dulled.

In the midst of busyness and hectic, full days, I’m reminded again to stop for a few minutes, focus on the most important, and ask God to make my heart more like His. May He fill us with such a spirit of praise and gratefulness, that all we do would bring honor to Him.

Dear Lord, unrush me. I don’t want to miss one more moment. Help me learn to see the magnificent today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

1 Chronicles 29:11 says, “Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majest; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.”

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