Now more than ever, the world is engrossed with distractions at every turn you take. You pick up your phone and the next thing you know, you've gone down the social media rabbit hole. What you planned on spending five minutes researching on Google has rapidly exhausted your goals for the morning.
With that in mind, we must protect and guard what the Lord has put in front of us and asked us to do. As followers of Jesus, we must discipline our lives so that they aren't overrun by useless diversions. The first time I asked the Lord, in prayer, what He wanted me to get done that day, He gave me 23 things to accomplish on my to-do list.
There were some unusual tasks that wouldn't have been added onto what my plans would have been for the day, but they were important to those around me. Can I tell you God cares about you and your daily life, but we often don't realize this because we don't take the time to sit and listen to what He is saying? All 23 things on my to-do list were completed, and God opened so many doors for me that day. Throughout Scripture, you can read over and over to be still before the Lord. Zechariah 2:13 (NLT) says, "Be still before the Lord, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling." Then again in Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God."
When your mind is engrossed with the 500 things you saw on social media, the news alerts and what everyone around you is saying, it becomes increasingly more difficult to be still before God. Can I advise you today to be cautious at what you are allowing before your eyes and ears? Sit before the Lord today and enjoy Him and His presence. He is so wonderful and beautiful; words can't even describe the mysteries that are contained in Him. You can decide to watch Netflix, binge social media or you can get alone with the Lord, and God can show you great and unsearchable things that you do not know! I'm not sure about you, but I choose great and unsearchable things!
Every day, I ask Jesus what is on His heart because I want Him to lead the dance. He cares immensely about your trials, struggles, thoughts and desires. He will lead and guide you wherever you go. You can't get away from His Spirit. Instead of worrying about the struggles and triumphs of life, go on a walk with Jesus, sit with Him on a bench, put your head on His chest and enjoy the beauty of His presence. The Lord will guide and direct your steps. Ask Him to help you sort out your priorities and your to-do list, and He will.
Tune in to today's episode to hear a vision I had with the Lord in a beautiful, hidden place of intimacy. It was unlike any experience I have ever known. I believe the revelation the Lord has given me in this episode will help you on your walk with God.
Evangelist Caleb Wampler is founder and CEO of Kingdom Encounters International. He has seen hundreds of thousands of people come to Jesus in countries that are hostile to the gospel, witnessed incredible miracles and regularly experiences God's wonder. For more information on evangelist Caleb Wampler, check out his ministry website at kingdomencounters.us. Stay connected through Caleb's social media on Facebook and YouTube.
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