The time to find moments of stillness and quiet is when it’s the most difficult to do so.
Have you ever sat behind a young child in church? After sitting still for a few minutes, the fidgeting begins. Then the child transitions into the wiggling stage. After a while, the kid is crawling over the chair like it’s a jungle gym. The parents were hoping that the child would benefit from being in church, but the child was too busy wriggling to hear what was being said.
That squirming child can be a metaphor for our lives with God. We are usually so busy fidgeting with the activities of live that we miss hearing what God wants to tell us. Even worthwhile activities that benefit our family, our church, or our community can distract us from spending time with God.
Stop fidgeting for a few moments each day. Read the Bible, and listen to what God is saying to you. You will have difficulty hearing Him unless you sit still.
The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. Lamantations 3:25