This morning I still my heart and mind in order to hear His voice. I must still my senses before I can ready myself for His presence. My physical senses of hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling are how I communicate with the world around me. They are necessary to understand my physical life here on earth, but when I communicate with the Spirit of my Lord, they can be a hindrance.
If I do not still my physical senses to all that surrounds me, I can not reach that place where He becomes the author of what my spirit receives. What Jesus said about some people having to learn through parables will be true in my life. “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving” (Matthew 13:14b). My earthly senses cannot perceive the spiritual. Jesus then said to His disciples, “But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear” (Matthew 13:16). He did not speak of their physical eyes and ears. He spoke of their spiritual ability to perceive what physical senses could never grasp‒to spiritually hear His voice, to see what physical eyes were incapable of seeing, and ultimately to understand with the heart.
“Be still and know that I am God” takes on a whole new meaning this morning.