Quiet Time With God
// April 19th, 2012 // Meditations
Bruce Dewey – Elder at the Lenoir City Seventh Day Adventist Church
Mrs. Brown smiled as she watched six-year-old Amy and their collie puppy chasing each other around the back yard. “I see that you and Lady enjoy chasing each other” Mother remarked when Amy came in to get a cool drink.
“Lady is a lot of fun,” Amy replied, “but I also enjoy watching the squirrels play, and listening to the birds sing their songs. But when I play with Lady I don’t see many squirrels, and I don’t hear the birds singing like they do other times.”
“You are right,” Mother said. “It’s fun to play with Lady but we must be more quiet if we want to watch the squirrels and listen to the songs of the birds.”
Each day there are many things that require our attention, things that need to be taken care of. There are also many other things, although not bad in themselves, that compete for our time.
But if we are not careful these things will distract us and keep us from our time with God each day.
Even Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, took time out to commune with His heavenly Father. “And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone.” Matthew 14:23 (KJV)
“Be still, and know that I am God …” Psalm 46:10 (KJV)