“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 KJV

Just look around. Think about your life. Your schedule. Your friends and family.

It becomes clear that many people simply are busy. They rush about, preoccupied with personal, family, or business tasks. Indulging in hobbies or pleasures.

Yet, as a recent survey confirmed, nearly half of all adults admit that they don’t have enough time “to do the things they want to.” In the midst of crammed schedules, we can wonder how God fits in.

Many take time for short prayers at morning or night, or at meals. Some spend a few moments reading the Bible or a devotional book. Others are content going to church once a week. But is this really the way we should act toward Almighty God?

The Bible says that we need to seek His Kingdom first. This means that He should be our highest priority. Seeking God shouldn’t be an afterthought but a dominant goal.

We also are commanded to “be still” before Him. To take time to listen. To reflect on His Word. To seek His “still small voice.” We cannot be still if our minds are preoccupied by daily pressures. How can we hear Him if we rush through a brief time of prayer or Bible reading?

Being still means eliminating distractions and focusing on God. It means waiting in His presence, and listening to Him. It means reading His Word. And it means times of dedicated prayer and communion with Him.

The Bible reminds us that God longs to have an intimate relationship with us. This means you! He wants to speak to you, guide you, teach you new things, and change your life.

Do not take God for granted. Make Him your highest priority. And be still before Him. Listening. At peace.

AN AMAZING FACT:  Brides wear white to symbolize their innocence and purity. White reflects light and is a popular color in decorating and fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep free from stains than other colors.
What’s your favorite color? Some like green, which seems to symbolize nature, a calming and refreshing color. Others enjoy red, which is an emotionally intense color and can actually stimulate your heart to beat faster. Blue represents loyalty, and weight lifters do better in blue rooms. The most romantic color is pink; it’s tranquilizing. Yellow is a cheery color, purple is the color of royalty, and brown is a reliable, solid color and is abundant in nature.

One of God’s favorite colors in the Bible is white. The robes we will be given in heaven are white (Revelation 3:20). Jesus rides on a white horse (Revelation 19:11). There is a great white throne of judgment (Revelation 20:11). David asked God to cleanse him from sin and said, “I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7). It is interesting that white is seen in your eye when all three types of color-sensitive cone cells are stimulated with equal amounts. Perhaps this teaches us that when God is fully present there is no taint of sin.

The Bible talks about Jesus being transfigured. He was changed in appearance, and some of His glory was allowed to shine out. Notice how this is described. “His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them” (Mark 9:3). Jesus was without sin and when His divine nature opened up more fully, the color the disciples saw was a brilliant white. John saw something similar in Revelation 1:14.

No matter what your favorite color is, God wants you to know that when you come with your sin-stained life, the Lord will cleanse you and make you pure, just like Jesus.
 
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18