And so I must give consistent intention and effort to this discipline of becoming still in God’s presence. Again, by necessity, this must include a ceasing from the normal activity and noise of my day for the purpose of making space for the renewing revelation that God is indeed God! I must continue to “know” this. This speaks of an episodic encounter with the presence of God who is my refuge and strength, and my ever-present help.
Doing what God has made possible for me to do positions me for this supernatural encounter. In Psalm 131:2 David writes; “I have stilled and quieted my soul.” This is something I can do by God’s grace. Doing so positions me to live a life that is unexplainable apart from the reality that God is always with me everywhere. And a life lived with such a consistent awareness of God’s intimate, empowering presence changes everything!