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Be still and know that I am God.


Excellent advice from someone who speaks from experience when the enemy was out to get him. David learned and found a way to praise God. He gives us some wisdom in these words and in Psalms 23 he gives us the


story of the shepherd who leads us besides still waters God desires to be heard in our life and many times we have to quiet all the things around us and find ourselves in a place where we can hear his voice. Many times it's simply turning off all the inputs that we have available to us through technology.


I want to focus on the inputs that come into our thoughts and into our emotions in our mind when everything else is off and it's quiet do we find that there is this constant noise. This background of busyness and thoughts that are bombarding are mind and when we turn off all of the inputs from this world we're still left with this background noise that makes it still hard to hear the voice of God.


I don't think that God has to talk louder. I think we have to learn the process of having the mind of Christ. The blood that was paid for by Jesus as he shed blood from the crown of thorns that we might have a mind that is not overrun from the inputs of darkness. So it is free to hear the voice of God.


Many times we have noise machines to kind of even out everything so that we're not awakened by a sudden noise. This covers up all the little background noises but just as much as it covers up the background noise it also can cover up the still small voice of God. I hope that we do not become used to background noise. We can truly truly be okay with silence and allowing God to speak to us in those moments.


I think beyond just hearing him David said to know that he is God. In Philippians the apostle Paul talks about the peace of God that surpasses understanding that peace will guard your heart and your mind. My hope and prayer is that your mind and your heart are guarded and that there is a place for God and you to get to know each other so that you can trust him.


Share some the Background noises you may not have noticed before?


What are your thoughts about going past praise and worship and creating that still place for God to be Known?


What part of the word came alive to you?



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Share some the Background noises you may not have noticed before?

-The best way I can describe it as being like an instant replay for a sporting event on the television. They have the technology to see it replayed instantly and in slow motion to look at the exact movements second by second. That's the background noise I usually have. My thoughts will get into the nitty gritty of every little detail of not only what I have said/done but also what anybody else has said/done around me throught the day/week/month, etc..... But I have been practicing shutting that off, my own voice AND the voices of others, because I long to hear God's voice more than any other! He's…


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Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans
2023年1月15日

Share some the Background noises you may not have noticed before?

Some background noise I have not truly noticed before is the thought of “what if I fail?”… What if I fail someone when they really need me? What if I fail in my call? What if when the moment is there and someone’s eternity hangs in the balance and I mess it up? Just the drone of that is enough to paralyze a person. But the fact is I’m not alone in it, none of us are, help is on the way. But I do like what my husband says to our 4 year old when he goes off about needing help: you have to be doing something f…

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Pastor Aaron Riley
Pastor Aaron Riley
2023年1月15日

Share some the Background noises you may not have noticed before?


I can’t really say I haven’t noticed the background noises before, but I know my phone is a big background noise. Whether, calls come in at the time I want to be quiet, or messages, alerts, it seems like it never stops. But the biggest noise is my own thoughts. It is very hard to shut off my own mind. I like what Rev. Connie said, “I have to get ready for tomorrow, or the week.” My mind is always prepping for the next thing I have to do. What is the driving plan for tomorrow, what is the schedule, where am I going to stop, how much…


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Andrew Riley
Andrew Riley
2023年1月12日

As one that has been hearing in the back of my "mind"/spirit for a while now that I need to learn the voice of the Lord, and the only way to do it is by being still... It has brought a journey that I can say has been "fun". Painful at time... But FUN!


The biggest thing about this journey I have realized is, that this message directly from the 'Throne of God' was another needed portion to the fulfillment of my calling.


I heard very clearly in this message, "I'm teaching/training my Kings and Priest to know my voice, for the time is at hand that I have ordained for them from the foundations of the earth."


Thank you…


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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
2023年1月12日

I loved loved loved this message! Thanks Pastor! One of the highlights were the sound effects.... hissssssssssssss (cassette tapes) and ....... I don't know how to write the sound of a sparrow flapping his wings. 😋


Share some of the Background noises you may not have noticed before?

I realize that I have not thought of grading papers as background noise although I realize it is and it is because it is a constant voice of you need to get those papers graded. Another thing that has been really loud and I see I was ignorant to is the voice of "are you ready?" Are you ready for tomorrow. I mean every night, and then it starts again on Sunda…


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