“Be still and know that I am God . . .” (Psalm 46:10, NIV)
Turn off the radio. I heard in that still, small voice.
What! That can’t be God, this is Christian radio I am listening to! I thought to myself. I’ll try again. God, I need Your guidance and direction in my life right now. What should I do?
Turn off the radio. The answer remained the same.
Perplexed, I walked over to my stereo and turned it off. I knew God was calling me to tune out the outside distractions in my life and tune into Him. I devoted this day to Him as a “Quiet Day”.
Since I am unable to fast with food, I saw turning off the radio as a form of fasting. Fasting can be removing any distraction as a way of devoting your time to God. So, the next time you consider a way of devoting time to God, consider removing everyday distractions, such as phone calls, radio, or television from your day in a way of focusing on God.
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to tune out the outside distractions of this world in order to seek Your presence in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.