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The Ticking Watch

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February 10, 2021 7:00 pm

The Ticking Watch

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February 10, 2021 7:00 pm

A group of workers were cutting ice out of a frozen lake and storing it in an icehouse when one of them realized he’d lost his watch in the windowless building. He and his friends searched for it in vain. 

After they gave up, a young boy who’d seen them exit went into the building. Soon, he emerged with the watch. Asked how he’d found it, he replied: “I just sat down and kept quiet, and soon I could hear it ticking.” 

The Bible talks much about the value of being still. And no wonder, for God sometimes speaks in a whisper (1 Kings 19:12). In the busyness of life, it can be hard to hear Him. But if we stop rushing about and spend some quiet time with Him and the Scripture, we may hear His gentle voice in our thoughts. 

Psalm 37:1–7 assures us that we can trust God to rescue us from the “wicked schemes” of evil people, give us refuge, and help us stay faithful. But how can we do this when turmoil is all around us? 

Verse 7 suggests: “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.” We could start by learning to keep silent for a few minutes after a prayer. Or by quietly reading the Bible and letting the words soak into our hearts. And then, perhaps, we will hear His wisdom speaking to us, quiet and steady as a ticking clock.

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Thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Our reading is titled the cooking watch and it was written by Leslie Co., a group of workers were cutting ice out of a frozen lake and storing it in an ice house when one of them realized he lost his watch and the windowless building.

He and his friends search for it in vain.

After they gave up a young boy who'd seen them exit when into the building. Soon he emerged with the watch asked how he found it.

He replied I just sat down and kept quiet and soon I could hear it ticking. The Bible talks much about the value of being still and no wonder, for God sometimes speaks in a whisper in the busyness of life. It can be hard to hear him. But if we stop rushing about and spend some quiet time with him and the Scriptures we may hear his gentle voice in our thoughts.

Psalm 37 verses one through seven assures us that we can trust God to rescue us from the wicked schemes of evil people give us refuge and help us stay faithful. But how can we do this when turmoil is all around us. Verse seven suggests, be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. We could start by learning to keep silent for a few minutes after prayer or by quietly reading the Bible and letting the words soak into our hearts and then perhaps will hear his wisdom, speaking to us quiet and steady as a ticking watch today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Psalm 37 verses one through seven do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong for like the grass they will soon wither like green plants. They will soon die away trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture takes delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this he will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Do not fret when people succeed in their ways.

When they carry out their wicked schemes. Let's pray Lord, thank you for the wisdom of the Scriptures and how they help bring clarity and perspective to life in the busyness of life when we're confused and in chaos.

We pray that you would help us to just stop and listen. Listen to your spirit speaking to our hearts and through the Scriptures. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name that we pray. Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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