Episode 18 - Be Still and Know God

Be Still and Know God

Life is noisy and somehow that noise all converges in our heads and we have no time to be silent and sort out our day or our life. Not only that but it’s really hard to hear that still, small voice of God above the cries of our to do lists and hectic lives! 

We can even turn off all the myriad of electronic devices we have and yet there is still noise in our own minds. It never seems to stop. Calgon take me away, right? 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of our lives God wants to tap into who He is. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it isn’t about reading devotionals or Bible studies or giving Him our endless prayer lists. It’s about getting to know Him.

It’s about spending intentional, no agenda time with Him. It’s not about studying Him or knowing the right words to say to Him. It’s about discovering who He is. It’s about listening to His heart. It’s about how 30 minutes drenched in His presence can feel like seconds and make us hunger for more of that simple connection with the God who loves us more than we ever knew.

Then when I get to know more of who He really is I realize when He speaks gently to me about why I shouldn’t eat the thing I’m wanting to eat right that minute, I know it’s because He loves me and wants the best for me.  

The Holy Spirit longs to lead us on our journeys, even our weight loss and healthy living journeys, and He will do that. Spending intentional time in His presence will help us understand exactly what He wants us to do because we know Him better. Because we have been with Him.

This episode outlines a whole new way of approaching God and getting to know Him better. 

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.