"Be still, and know that I am God."
Ever get the feeling when you're with God that you must always monopolize the conversation? Our minds just go a mile a minute, "Thank you God for that unexpected check I received lately. Thank you for the acceptance letter my son received yesterday. By the way, I don't know how I'm going to find time to pick up Jeannie's son with Bobbie and take them to school on time now that her car is broken down. It looks like the refrigerator is failing, please help me find a new one on sale. Oh, and Sherri needs prayers. Her job is becoming too much, and she is looking for a new position. Oh, one more thing, my mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Please send a blessing her way and help me deal with this new situation as she ages."
Our lives are filled with nuances and it seems only natural when we do find a few minutes that we get every tidbit in to share with God. But is this all necessary? Doesn't God know what is in our hearts already? Our hearts are often so busy with lists that we can't hear the invitation to "be still." Do you feel the readiness to do so but still find it difficult? Then you need to ask yourself the question if you honestly want to obey God completely and belong to him fully.
Then in silent anticipation, turn your heart fully toward God in adoration without words. God will respond with his holy love. You must get off the fixation of the earthly joy-o-meter. Sitting in stillness will well up the presence of God living in you. His direction in our life will become crystal clear. You must practice this until in is as natural as breathing.
Jeanne Guyon wrote that eventually it's possible to experience oneness with God. "Self-effort gradually decreases. Eventually, it ceases altogether. When self-effort ceases, your will is passive before God. This is union. Divine union. The self is ended. The human will is totally passive and responds to every movement of God's will."
I believe this is innately what each of us wants. No worries, complete joy living in the stillness of God's will.