BUSY! BUSY! BUSY! What are you going to do today? Is your list of things to do greater than your schedule allows? At times, we live our lives at a hectic pace. Full schedules! High demands! Constant activity and noise! It’s hard to hear God speak to us when we are running at full speed.
Sometimes we live our lives with our ears stopped up—our hearts resisting God’s word for us. It’s hard to hear God speak to us when our focus is away from God.
Habakkuk shares a little gem with us in our reading today.
“But oh! God is in his holy Temple! Quiet everyone—a holy silence. Listen!” Habakkuk 2:20
Take a moment today to create a "holy silence" before God. Turn off the music and TV. Let go of your focus on yourself and the things that have been occupying your thoughts today. Picture Jesus seated right next to you giving his full attention to you. Remember that he loves you no matter what has happened. Remember that he is for you and with you right now. Let his love and acceptance settle over you right now. Let his peace soak your spirit. Give him your full attention.
Jesus, you love me just as I am. In this quiet moment, help me know that you are here for me.