Daily Reflections

Sit Quietly

March 13, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable . . . dwell on these things. —Philippians 4:8

In his book The Seeking Heart, Fenelon gives this wise counsel: “What you really need to do is sit quietly before God and your active and argumenta¬tive mind would soon be calmed. God can teach you to look at each matter with a simple, clear view.”1

When my mind gets “active and argumentative,” I’m not usually inclined to be calm and sit quietly before the Lord. Yet that’s exactly what I need to do.

Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on the things that are virtuous and of good report. It’s no secret that our thoughts reveal themselves in actions . . . and in words. So if we want to speak words that are true, pure, lovely, etc., we need to fill our minds with those kinds of thoughts!

Our thoughts and words will be transformed as we spend time quietly before the Lord, letting Him show us His view, as we meditate on His Word.

1 Fenelon, The Seeking Heart (Jacksonville: Christian Books Publishing House, 1992), p. 111.

Make it Personal

Take time today to sit quietly in the Lord’s presence.