16 Therefore, let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion; for all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God.
i've talked a few times lately about being busy which is pretty much the opposite of being still. i am not the kind of person that really likes to be still. i like to have a lot going on. i like to be busy. i like noise. i also believe in a God who hears and answers prayers. recently i've been thinking a lot about prayer. i know that God gives us answers to our prayers. it may not always be the answer we expect or want, but those answers do come. i guess i have been thinking more about answers than actual prayers. i make the time to pray. i have a habit of praying first thing in the morning and last thing at night and sometimes during the day. often times those prayers are rushed. i say what i have to say, and that's it. how am i ever supposed to get answers to my prayers if i don't give God the time to talk to me?
it seems obvious when i type it out. God isn't going to talk to me/answer my prayers if i'm too busy to even listen. part of the need for me to be still is to give time and place in my life for God to speak to me. i need to work on this. i need to work on opening my heart and mind more often so that i can be guided. i've spent some time this week thinking about what it means to be still and how i can be more still in my life. what does it mean to you to be still?