Why is it so hard to slow down and be still? I think part of it is the spirit of this age and part of it is our own self absorbed nature. We love to do things because it makes us feel better about ourselves and look better to others. The problem is that some of us never really get to know God. There is nothing so humbling to this flesh than stopping what we are doing—yet it is in quietness and simplicity that we come to know God. Even running through a daily checklist for devotions may even be contributing to our problem because often God isn’t a part of it at all.

We need to learn to slow down and be still, to be alone with Him, spend time with him, and enjoy it. We need to come to the place where we really take the time to glory in His perfections and respond in wholehearted worship—with a thirst for more. The Psalmist said, “Be still, and know that I am God…” (46:10). I feel this needs to be shouted into my life on a regular basis because even after all these years, I can tend to fill up my life with activity rather than with Him.

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