Target Point, Vol. 7 of 33
Today's Verse/Thought: Having A Quiet Mind
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. Rom. 8:6
One of the most difficult challenges in life today is having a quiet mind. We live in a world that is sending out information so fast that it is impossible to keep up. The result of all of this is sometimes called information overload. Confusion often sets in as we attempt to process all of this data. The 21st century mind is packed with more ideas and thoughts than it can reasonably process. Because time is such an important commodity we find ourselves thinking about several different ideas all at the same time. A good example of this is trying to listen to someone while at the same time thinking about something else you have to do.
One of the major reasons why we do not hear from God has to do with our preoccupation with unrelated thoughts. If we cannot quiet our minds and hearts and get into a state of neutral we will never hear God.
Whenever I find myself unable to quiet my mind I simply begin to praise Him. Praise is not complicated. We will discuss it in greater detail later. For now, try this. Just begin to talk to God. Tell Him how much you love Him. Thank Him for being who He is and for all that He has done and is doing in your life.
Ask God directly to help you to quiet your mind and concentrate on Him. Tell Him how much you desire to hear His voice today.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
The Power Of Praise