Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part two - Are We Listening.

Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part two - Are We Listening.

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 

Too often when we speak to God in prayer, that is all it is, our 
speaking.  We must discipline ourselves to make our words few, and take 
time to listen! A definition in Scripture of a fool is that the fool 
speaks too much.  Sometimes in prayer, we make promises to God, as 
though we can barter with our actions to gain something from God we 
don't think He would otherwise give us. Don't play the fool.  God 
wants to give us every good thing.  If we don't have the good things 
we want, we need to look at why. There could be many reasons. But 
we have no right to try and bargain with God. He deserves our right 
actions and obedience, completely.  Besides, we have nothing to bargain 
with. Believers are slaves, and God holds all their rights!  If you 
are in the habit of bargaining with God, raise your view of Him and 
cease the practice. And if you don't listen to Him when you pray, 
begin to do so, today. [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

The Lord calls us to silence and inactivity if we want to know 
Him intimately. If it were not necessary, He would not admonish us 
to do it. The language is so simple and direct and yet we continue 
to rattle off non-stop chatter as we rush along the fast-track 
going our own way!  Why do we do that? It takes self discipline and 
the help of the Holy Spirit to be silent.  Even if we close our 
mouths, our minds race from one thing to another:  the unexpected 
meetings; the unending errands; the unwritten letters; and the unreturned 
phone calls. When is the last time you set aside everything else to be 
still before God?  If you sincerely want to know Him intimately, you 
will schedule some time soon!  How about today?  [In His Time; Walk 
With Wisdom] 

Many, even in their seasons of devotion, fail of receiving the 
blessing of real communion with God. They are in too great haste. With 
hurried steps they press through the circle of Christ's loving presence, 
pausing perhaps a moment within the sacred precincts, but not waiting 
for counsel. They have no time to remain with the divine Teacher. 
With their burdens they return to their work. These workers can never 
attain the highest success until they learn the secret of strength. 
They must give themselves time to think, to pray, to wait upon God 
for a renewal of physical, mental, and spiritual power. They need 
the uplifting influence of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be 
quickened by fresh life. The wearied frame and tired brain will be 
refreshed, the burdened heart will be lightened..... Not a pause for a moment 
in His presence, but personal contact with Christ, to sit down in 
companionship with Him--this is our need.  ED260,1 

"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]