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Be Still in the Presence of the Lord

I have a confession to make. I get distracted. I get distracted quite often, as a matter of fact. Maybe it's that I've always had a TV, computer or radio on somewhere in the background most of my life (even before the age of Smart Phones), but the background noise, the screen, the distraction are a form of comfort. The problem is that these things distract me from the moments I'm in. If I was to venture a guess, I'd say the majority of us have this problem. We're distracted. Even when we do our daily Bible Studies on our phones (I stopped doing that a while ago), we're distracted and drawn away by the notifications we get. It's time we get back in to Spiritual shape and ask the Lord to discipline us to be still. We can look at this discipline many times throughout Scripture: David would pray or write Psalms when he was in the field with his sheep, Moses would go up to the Mountain to talk to God, Jesus would often find a desolate place to go and pray (in fact, the busier He was, the more He would seek such places!). Men and Women of faith since the times of the Bible have sought this place, the stillness in the presence of God. Martin Luther is noted for saying he would pray two hours a day, and when he was busy, he'd pray three. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, and we can learn to be still, even in the business, if we first come to that desolate place to be with the Father, as Jesus did. It's time to turn off the distractions. It's time to Be Still in the presence of the Lord. Psalm 37:1-11 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

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