“Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, NIV).
I have to 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 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 are a hindrance.
If I do not still my senses, then 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 hear His voice in their spirit, to see what physical eyes were incapable of seeing, and ultimately to understand with their heart.
If I will still my physical senses and wait upon His presence with my whole being, I shall prepare myself to receive. I shall discover that those times of waiting for Him have the power to strengthen my life. “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV). I shall receive His power to rise up and have His strength to remain strong. As I seek His truth in the Word, I shall begin to perceive His revelation knowledge which has the power to transform my life. When I surrender all that hinders, I shall know completely and unshakably that He is my God. And I will perceive and understand His heart.