My run this morning started off strong. I was feeling good, running strong against the wind, even did a few sprints. I just knew that I was going to improve my time. Then, all of a sudden, a little over half way through, I just had this strong urge to stop running and just walk. At first, I thought it was just my body wanting to quit so I pressed on - praying for the Lord's strength to continue. But the urge got stronger so disappointed in myself, I stopped running and started walking.
Then I got the urge to switch my Pandora station from Lecrae radio to Praise and Worship radio - so I did. That's when I realized that it was the Spirit of God slowing me down because He wanted to minister to my spirit. His presence just flowed over me. I almost fell to my knees on the side of the road and wept. I just continued my slow stroll home enjoying His peace.
How many times in our busyness and rush have we ignored the Spirit's leading to slow down and spend time with Him? Do we allow the "loudness" of this world to drown out that still small voice and miss precious moments with our Father?
My prayer is that His voice will become louder in my life and the voices of this world will become quieter.