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Be Still

by David Jeremiah

From Today’s Turning Point by Dr. David Jeremiah 

Isaiah 30:15   In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.
      Psychologists are warning we’re losing some basic skills of life by our reliance on mobile devices. People no longer add or subtract, they use the calculators on their phones. We no longer type or keyboard; we punch icons with our thumbs. We don’t worry about memorizing anything; our devices have become our brains. We don’t even think as much because we plug in our earphones and listen to podcasts and music.

Those may be valid concerns, but they pale beside the danger of losing the basic skill of walking with God. For all our electronics, nothing can replace the simple art of meditation and prayer, of faith and trust, of quietness and confidence. As we contemplate God’s law and manifest His holiness, we preserve the character of His creation. We prevent the deterioration of human society, and we preserve our culture from moral collapse.
No matter how modern our world, the time-tested habits of prayer, meditation, faith, trust, and obedience will never be replaced. The twenty-first century needs salt and light as much as the first century; even more. So keep your phone, but unplug it long enough to be still and know that He is God.

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.                                                                                  William Law

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 corinthians 1:3-4