The Art of Silence and Being Still

Are you a parent or a spouse? Do you work full or part time?  We all have moments of busyness in our lives.

Some days are busier than others depending on our season of life, family, or commitments.   “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Verse seven of this chapter really has been speaking to me lately.  Sometimes we are in situations in our lives that we may not understand or know what the outcome will be.  However, Jesus instructs us to guard our hearts and our minds. As followers of Christ, yes, God wants us to pray and bring our requests to Him, but are we letting Him speak to us as well?  I find myself, at times, doing all the talking which leader to me struggling to be still and silent in order to let God share what He wants with me. Our relationship with God is a two-way street.  There is no one sided relationship with God.  Just like we would communicate with our family, spouses, and close friends, there needs to be two-way communication and we need to have that two way communication with God also.   God has been showing me to be still and to listen for His voice.  To take that time out with Him, even if that means I have to stay up later or get up a little earlier.  It is a process in developing a new routine for us all, but we can do this with the help of a mighty Savior!

Jesus, I pray that You will help me to be still and listen to your voice.  Help us all to grow in our walk with You as we learn the stillness and silence in Your presence. I ask, Lord, that You will show us the exact moments where You want to speak deeper into our soul so that we may start to see Your guiding hand in every area of our lives.  In Jesus name, amen.

Mikayla Winafeld

Mikayla has a heart for student ministries and seeing lives transformed as well as a passion for worship ministry. Mikayla and her family make their home in Ohio. As a couple, Mikayla and Joey, volunteer at their church in student ministries and Mikayla is also a member of the worship team. Her heart shows through in all she does and that is how she is seen; with a huge heart for people. Mikayla is a graduate of Central Bible College with a bachelor’s in Children’s Ministry and a minor in Music. Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 and says, “Trust in the Lord with all Your heart, lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”

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