Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part one - He is Waiting.

Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part one - He is Waiting.

Psa 46:10 (KJV)  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be 
exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 

We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every 
other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the 
silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, 
"Be still, and know that I am God."[2 PS. 46:10.] Here alone can 
true rest be found.  And this is the effectual preparation for all 
labor for God.  DA363 

Nearly twenty years ago a friend gave me a book entitled True 
Peace. It had an old medieval message and this one primary thought--that 
God was waiting in the depths of my being to speak to me if I would 
only be still enough to hear His voice. 
I assumed this would not be a difficult thing to do, so I tried 
to be still. No sooner had I begun to do so than complete 
pandemonium seemed to break loose. Suddenly I heard a thousand voices and 
sounds from without and within, until I could hear nothing except these 
incredible noises. Some were my own words, my own questions, and even my 
own prayers, while others were temptations of the Enemy, and the 
voices of the world's turmoil. 
In every direction I turned, I was pushed, pulled, and 
confronted with indescribable unrest and overwhelming noises. I seemed 
compelled to listen to some of them and to respond in some way. But God 
said, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10).Then my mind was 
filled with worries over my responsibilities and plans for tomorrow, 
and God said again, "Be still." 
As I listened and slowly learned to obey, I shut my ears to 
every other sound. Soon I discovered that once the other voices 
ceased, or once I ceased to hear them, "a gentle whisper" (1 Kings 
19:12) began to speak in the depths of my being. And it spoke to me 
with an inexpressible tenderness, power, and comfort. 
This "gentle whisper" became for me the voice of prayer, wisdom, 
and service. No longer did I need to work so hard to think, pray, or 
trust, because the Holy Spirit's "gentle whisper" in my heart was God's 
prayer in the secret places of my soul. It was His answer to all my 
questions, and His life and strength for my soul and body. His voice became 
the essence of all knowledge, prayer, and blessings, for it was the 
living God Himself as my life and my all. 
This is precisely how our spirit drinks in the life of our risen 
Lord. And then we are enabled to face life's conflicts and 
responsibilities, like a flower that has absorbed the cool and 
refreshing drops of 
 dew through the darkness of the night. Yet just as dew never falls 
on a stormy night, the dew of His grace never covers a restless 
soul. A. B. Simpson [Streams in the Desert by Cowman] 

"Do Not Quench the Spirit"; The voice of the Spirit of God is as 
gentle as a summer breeze-so gentle that unless you are living in 
complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it. [In His 
Time; My Utmost For His Highest re 1Th.5:19]