“Is the Bible relevant today?” This can sometimes be a question we ask ourselves when reading the Bible. So, we compiled Scripture meditations like this one to help see reasons why the Bible is relevant, and to help us connect with God.


​​Stillness & Solitude

Written by Julia Bitler, Lancaster Bible College

 Often, I find myself trying to give to others, but I rarely take time to sit, be still, and receive from the Lord. Yet He continues to teach me that I can’t give to others when I haven’t received from Him myself. I’m amazed at how much of a difference it makes in my day when I sit and spend time with Jesus before I rush to accomplish and complete my to-do list. We live in an extremely fast-paced world, rarely willing to slow down.

We can do all the right things for God, but if we’re not taking time to be still in His presence and just be with Him, how much are we missing? God wants our hearts. He wants our attention. He wants us to be captivated by Him. God cares about our to-do lists, and the things that matter to us, but He cares most about our hearts. Like the Psalmist’s encouragement to slow down and trust Him, and Jesus’s encouragement to Martha in Luke 10, He’d rather we spend time sitting at His feet. 

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Observations from the Text

  •  God wants us to be quiet with Him
  • His name will be proclaimed everywhere
  • The whole earth will know Him

Prayers of Response 

God of whispers and mighty roars, thank you that you desire for me to sit at your feet.

Thank you, Mighty God, that you’re exalted among the nations and your name is known throughout the earth.

Prayer Requests 

Remove the distraction of __________ which tugs at my heart, and help me to set aside time to be still before you!

Gentle Savior, may I remember your presence is powerful and changes people, including me. Please work powerfully in ____________’s life.

Prayers of Readiness

Lord of Peace, today as I ___________, allow me to prioritize time just being in your presence.

Amongst all the things I have to do, give me time and space to just sit at your feet and hear from you.


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