It takes discipline for me to focus and be still. When I do reach stillness, I can hear His still, soft, loving voice. That is when I meet God and it is always sweet. But I don't get there often enough because I've been programmed to fill empty time with stuff...TV, internet, email, blogging, music, baking, cleaning, gardening, etc. My busyness gets my priorities messed up. I get caught up in making sure the house is clean, and dinners are planned, and laundry is done, and crafts are made, and blogging is interesting. These are all ok to do, but not when it takes priority over being still and knowing God is God.
When I do make myself be still and reflect on God, I hear Him and He makes known what He wants for my life. Our time here on earth is short compared to eternity. Where I'm spending my time is where my heart truly is.
Matthew 6: 19-21 says:
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
When people think of me, I would rather be known for having raised godly children than having a good blog. I would rather have been a submissive, loving, respecting wife than a good cook. I would rather be known for talking to people about the one true God who can save the world than how Jack Bauer is going to save the world.
I must be still! I must make myself be still so I can know God and do what He really wants me to do!
Lord, please cause me to be still long enough to recognize the hugeness of You and the minusculeness of me. Show me Your truths and help me to change so I value the things You value, things that will prepare me for worshiping You for eternity. Not things that will be destroyed when this earth is gone. Help me to be disciplined in how I use my time. Make my priorities line up with Yours. Change my heart, oh God!