242 Practice of Being Quiet Before God
1. When you talk with others, when you are walking, you are able to say, “My heart is drawing close to God, and is not focused on outward things, and I can be quiet before God.” This is a person who is quiet before God. Do not come into contact with things that can draw your heart away to the outside, and do not come into contact with people who can draw your heart away from God. Drop whatever it is that can distract your heart from being close to God, or stay away from it. That way is more beneficial to your life. Now is the time of the great work of the Holy Spirit. It is the time when God Himself is perfecting people. If at this moment you cannot be quiet before God then you are not someone who returns before the throne of God.
2. If you pursue things other than God there is no possibility of being perfected by God. Those who today can hear such utterances from God and still cannot be quiet before God are people who do not love the truth, people who do not love God. If you will not offer yourself now when will you? To offer oneself is to quiet one’s heart before God. This is a genuine offering. Whoever truly offers their hearts to God now certainly can be completed by God. Nothing, no matter what it is, can disturb you; whether that is to prune you, or deal with you, or whether you meet with frustration or failure, your heart should always be quiet before God, your heart should always be quiet before God. No matter how people treat you, your heart should be quiet before God. No matter what environments you face, be it adversities, suffering, or persecution, or whether many kinds of trials come upon you, your heart should always be quiet before God. This is the way to being perfected. This is the way to being perfected.
from “On Quieting Your Heart Before God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh