In a world filled with the daily hustle and bustle of life with barely a moment to time to breathe deeply, do we take the time to listen to the still small voice of our Creator? Do we hear His voice amid the noise and chaos surrounding us?
Breathing deeply sounds like such a simple task. The saying goes, "It's as easy as breathing," but we no longer think about taking our breath deep down into our diaphragm. Instead we often automatically quickly breathe short and shallow breaths in keeping with our fast paced lives. God commands us in Psalm 46:10 to be still. There are times when we need to consider the meaning of that verse. Throughout our Bible we are told that our Father has given us the very breath of life. So stop for a moment. Be still. Breathe. Really breathe deeply and then consider why we need to stop, be still and allow God to lead our hearts. Passover is one of those times of the year when we definitely need to be still and seek to know God.
Each year as we approach the Passover we examine our ongoing walk and ourselves with our Father to reach His Kingdom. It's a time to be still, to assess ourselves. It's a time of renewal and change. We need to listen carefully and see and absorb His will and direction for our lives.
The second command in Psalm 46:10 is "know that I am God."
Be assured of your calling and know that every living thing is the design of the most amazing Creator, Our Father who pieces together everything in perfect harmony. Psalm 62:1 says, "I wait quietly before God, for my salvation comes from Him" (New Living Translation).
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God is bigger than anything. His plans are bigger. So let's train ourselves to stop, be still and truly know that our Almighty Father is the Founder and Creator of the one connection we truly fervently desire to never allow to be broken.
Let's take the time as Passover approaches to renew our covenant connection with God and look to a bright, loving future.
Paul tells us, "Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from the very defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God" (2 Corinthians 7:1, English Standard Version).
We're assured that it was "God who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and Earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, since He gives to all, life, breath and all things" (Acts 17:24-25).
Finally, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord" (Psalm 150:6).
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