Our lives are often spent in fast forward. We hurry through our day, so we can hurry through our evening. Days become weeks; weeks become years. It’s like that movie, Click. The main character was given a universal remote where he could control life at the click of a button. The problem came when the remote memorized what he chose to do in each situation and repeated his choices.
If he fast-forwarded through dinner with the family, the remote would choose that every time. Pretty soon he was an old man whose life had passed quickly by the click of a button. He was left empty and alone.
There is no such thing as a universal remote, but the choices we make can still have the same consequences. We either rush through the time we spend with the Lord or we rush past it with excuses about our lack of time.
In all our haste, when are we still before the Lord? How can we hear His voice when we don’t stop to listen? How will we know Him if we don’t take the time?
We aren’t, we can’t and we don’t.
There is no way around it. You can’t keep up the pace AND know the Lord. There has to be time built in to be still and know that He is God.
“But I don’t have time!” you say.
Really? I beg to differ. Did you watch TV today? Read a book? Play on the internet? Check your email? Fill in the blank. If you really search your heart, you know that you do have the time if you choose to.
Be still. Even if only for a moment. Listen for His voice. Drink in His presence. Smell His sweet fragrance. Know that He is God. And He loves you. When you come away from a time of stillness before the Lord, you will be refreshed. You will find that you get even more done. Priorities will be in order.
Praise Him. Petition Him. But don’t forget to be still before Him.