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Finding Moments to Feel Reverent Daily

By Mormon.org
Young man pondering holding scriptures.

Alone with God

Finding time to feel reverent daily can help you recharge your spirit. To have reverence means to have deep respect for someone or something. Being alone with God can strengthen you and help you receive inspiration for your life. Marion G. Romney described some of the benefits of reverence: “One who has profound reverence for the Lord loves him, trusts in him, prays to him, relies upon him, and is inspired by him. … Our reverence for him increases as our love for him grows.”

“Be Still, and Know That I am God”—Psalm 46:10

Maybe you’re already good at going about life with a prayer in your heart—which is an essential form of reverence—but the gentle reminder for us to “be still, and know that I am God” is different. Imagine yourself as an exhausted child who has been running and playing hard all day. Your father can see that you need to rest and asks you to “be still,” because he knows it will be good for you.

Sometimes we just need to set our worries aside and be still so God can embrace us with His love. When He says, “Know that I am God,” He’s reminding us of who He is—our Father—the one being who knows us completely and can raise us to our full potential.

“Ye Are the Temple of God”—1 Corinthians 3:16

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, taught that the human body is a temple of God and that it’s possible for the Spirit of God to dwell within us if we keep our minds and bodies pure and clean. On our busiest days it’s comforting to know that God, when invited, can be with us no matter where we are.

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“Come unto Me”—Matthew 11:28

Some days it might feel impossible to have reverent moments, but think about the times and places when you’re alone during the day. Perhaps the only place is in the car, on your way to work, in the shower, or during your morning walk or run. In places like these, we can at least “be still” mentally even if we can’t be so physically. God doesn’t ignore sincere effort. Blessings will come as long as we’re trying.

The Lord extended the invitation, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” In one way or another, that includes all of us. By finding moments to feel reverent daily, we are accepting this invitation and we can find more rest for our souls.

“Put on the Whole Armour of God”—Ephesians 6:11

When we’re in the habit of practicing reverence daily, our relationship with God grows stronger and the likelihood of receiving divine reassurance, guidance, and protection increases. Reverence for God and obedience to His commandments can help protect us from both physical and spiritual harm and help us cope with life’s challenges. The Lord said, “Them that honour me I will honour” (1 Samuel 2:30).

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