Devotional – Life in the Palace

Thursday April 29, 2021

A Queen is most effective when she is Sitting Around

Womanhood is quite an experience; females are charged with the task of nurturing and keeping things running, and in order; staying still is not something we can do easily, nor we will do readily. The everyday life of a woman keeps her on the move, oftentimes, with littles time to rest in between tasks. We know too well the old adage that says “a woman’s work is never done”; many of us strive to live up to that expectation.

Sitting Around is not an option for a Queen; or is it? I remember a time in my life when I was always on the go; doing one thing after the other. What I also remember is that my busyness was not reaping much reward; except for the mundane working, taking care of the children, paying the bills, shopping, cooking and cleaning. The unfulfillment I felt from doing these tasks over, and over again was real. Later I would learn that I am most effective when I am Sitting Around; I discovered that this action is definitely for a Queen.

Our dear brother, King David must have discovered the great reward in Sitting Around when he wrote Psalm 16. He lovingly expressed the joy he felt when he wrote:

You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11

You can agree with me that there is no way to know anything about the right hand of God, unless there is some Sitting Around going on Though being a Shepherd, and a Warrior King, David seemingly found time to bask in the presence of His God, Who he loved with all his heart.

The Queen Life should resemble that of King David; Sitting Around the throne of the God enjoying His presence. It must have been during those times that David learned much about the nature, and character of God so that He was able to write so many beautiful Psalms. There was so much intimacy between King David and his Creator that he was called a Man After God’s Own Heart. Can you image the God of the Universe calling you a “Woman After His Own Heart”?

Pulling away from the busyness of everyday life may be challenging, but it will take deliberate effort. There is so much that competes for our attention, and robs us of opportunities to spend quality time in the presence of our King. Yet, it is so important that we make that time a scheduled appointment, and be sure to show up on time. We should allow nothing, or no one interfere with that special time reserved for Sitting Around the throne of God and basking in the presence of your King.

Ii is in stillness that God shows up and be all that He is; when there is nothing in the way of His love, there are many wonders He can perform. With a heart and mind is focused on Him; in those moments, He speaks tenderly to your spirit expressing His great love for you, giving direction, instruction, revelation, and sharing the great plans He has for you. The Word of God charges you to:

Be still and know that I am God

Psalm 46:10

Be still my sister, and enjoy Sitting Around as often as you must; in those times, you will be renewed and refreshed so that you can hear When God Speaks . The Holy Spirit is able to endow you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that you are always Moving in Power. Becoming a Model Woman involves making an investment in nourishing your spirit so that in communing with God, the result will be Satisfied Spirits.

The woman who masters the art of Sitting Around will discover her True Worth; as she indulges in reading the Word of God, she is equipped to be continually Living in Truth.

A Queen is always in pursuit of discovering her purpose, so she seeks to master the art of Balancing Love because she is dedicated to living For the King’s Pleasure. She is committed to Living in Truth, so she feeds on the Word of God. She listens carefully When God Speaks, and faithfully obeys Him. As she avails herself to the leading of the Holy Spirit she is anointed and is always Moving in Power.

My darling Sister, Sitting Around is fashionable, and admirable; the King is delighted when His daughter slows down, and invests quality time to seek Her Heavenly Father. He is always waiting to teach you how you are to be Living in Season; He desires to pour Himself into you so that you have the strength, courage and anointing that you need to do and be all that you need to be.



Dear Heavenly Father,

What a blessing I have to be able to enjoy the company of the Creator of the Universe Who desires for me to sit around in His presence. Daily, I am learning the joy I can experience when I give more of my time and attention to You, to listen when You speak, and to receive Your guidance.

Busyness is the reality of my life, but as I learn that Sitting Around gives great benefits, I want to slow down and enjoy more of You. Please do not hesitate to tug at my heard when I get too busy to remind me that I need to be refreshed and renwed by Your Holy Spirit.

Teach me more and more the need for me to desire Your company more than anything else; in Your presence is where I will find fullness of joy., and at Your right hand, there are pleasures forevermore. All that I need can be found in You; may I always be drawn closer, and closer to You. manifestation of Your plans.

In Jesus’s Name I pray – Amen

In Your Presence by Paul Wilbur

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