Time With God is Everything by Lane Jordan Burday

Be still and know I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge (Psalm 46:10-11).

When I made the life-altering decision to follow Jesus, I embarked on a journey of studying the Bible, praying, and engaging in fellowship with other believers. These are not just practical ways but also transformative steps toward growing in the Lord.

Another aspect of drawing near to the Lord that I heard repeatedly was to be still so that you could hear God. We must stop, be still, and listen to what God has to say.

But, wow, is that hard to do in our busy lives! I would try it at times, but it never became a daily habit for me until now.

A friend shared a book with me—4 Minutes to Hear God’s Voice by Me Ra Koh. The author and her family began this habit almost thirty years ago, and the practice transformed their life and their walk with God.

This book illuminates the transformative power of actively listening to God’s voice. It’s not a magic formula, but a simple yet profound way to pause our activities and thoughts and tune in to God. The author suggests setting a timer for 4 minutes; you can adjust the duration to your preference. But the act of setting the timer itself can open a gateway for you to start hearing God’s voice, potentially transforming your spiritual journey.

God doesn’t talk to us in thunder and lightening but in a whisper:

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice (I Kings 19: 11-12).

Just as God communicated with Elijah in a still, small voice, He can speak to you and me. We just have to make the time to stop, be quiet, and listen.

I pray you begin this transforming step in your life, for I know what a difference it has made in mine.


Lane Jordan-Burday is the Pearls of Promise Ministries Prayer Co-Coordinator; POP Talk TV and Radio Co-Host and Writer. She is also is an award-winning and best-selling author of over ten adult and children’s books. She is a speaker with Stonecroft Ministries, seminar leader, professional life coach, Bible teacher, and artist. She served as the Associate Producer for the program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. She prays for women to come to know the Lord is God!

Lane’s latest book, Evangeline, is a historical fiction based on the book of Esther. You can reach Lane at: lane@lanejordanministries.com. Her website is: www.LaneJordanMinistries.com.

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