🔥 *ANCIENT WORDS DEVOTION*🔥
📜 *—Psalm 46:10 NIV*
_*“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”*_
💥When you enter into prayer, you need to eliminate distractions and become quiet. You can’t pray effectively when all around you the children are playing, music is blaring, the television is on, and people are asking you questions.
☀Prayer necessitates collecting yourself—your thoughts, your attention, your concentration. We are usually distracted by many things when we come to prayer. Our bodies are there, but our minds are somewhere else. We might be experiencing all kinds of emotions. Therefore, you need to put yourself in a position where you can become quiet.
🌹Let the Lord calm your heart, for He is more than enough. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” _*(Isaiah 26:3).*_ God provides everything you need, so you don’t have to be distracted by worry when you pray. When you come before the Lord in your private place, be quiet and listen to nothing but Him. The Lord says, “Be still and know that I am God.” In relation to this command, we can say, “Prayer is the expression of man’s dependency upon God for all things.”
🥀Let’s learn to spend time in quiet contemplation before the Lord. Don’t worry about speaking. It’s all right to say nothing. Just be quiet and bring your whole self to God in prayer. Calm your heart and come into the quiet place where you can hear Him. That’s when you are really praying.
☝ *GOLDEN THOUGHT*☝
_Silence helps bring you into a unity of heart and purpose with yourself and God._
_Father, I long to be still and know You. I want to commune with You in the quiet of my heart. Help me find that place of rest in You in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen!_