Christ through the Spirit
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.1 Corinthians 13:14
“The apostle Paul is not referring to non-stop talking, but rather an attitude of Christ-consciousness and God-surrender that we carry with us all the time. Every waking moment is to be lived in an awareness that Christ is with us and that He is actively involved and engaged in our thoughts and actions.” If Christ was walking with us, we would spend time talking to listening to him. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12) We have both hope and tribulation in our life, and we have Christ with us, and we pray and commune with the Lord, because he knows our every thought and words. After our prayer we are still and listen for the Lord’s response to us.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) God will put thoughts in our minds, and if we are still inside and we know the Word we will capture God’s thought through the Spirit.
The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11-13) We be must be still and quiet inside and listen for God’s words in our thoughts, or sometimes God’s words are almost audible. We commune with the Lord throughout the day, and we listen, and we can notice the thoughts he places in our mind, or the words he speaks to us will immediately hit our thoughts.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) We must be still if we want to commune with God and notice his response to us. If we listen carefully in a place that is silent, then we can notice the Lord’s response to us.
Today pray and talk to Christ throughout the day, and be still and listen. The Lord desires to commune with us, and he wants us to be quiet and listen.
Prayer: Lord, help me to still inside and commune with Christ, and to be quiet inside and listen. In Jesus name, Amen