These are two of my favorite words. I find myself thinking these words and saying these words many, many times throughout my day.
Be still and know that I am God.
Our world is so full of noise and activity. We continually move from project to project, often in a hurry. We have the tv going, the radio playing, the computer on, the iPad, and cell phones. We wear ear buds to hear our devices and even to make calls. So. Much. Noise.
Then we wonder why we can't hear from God.
Sometimes we need to turn off the noise. We need to just be still. Sit quietly in His presence for a few moments. Listen intently for Him.
When was the last time you turned off all of the noise, closed your eyes and just sat in His presence? This intimate time with our Father is important. He desires this time with us, to hold us, to whisper His love to us, to speak to us. Whether we realize it or not, our soul desires this time with Him too.
|This is my favorite spot in my home, where I come to be still before God. |
My pink bag holds all of my Bible study materials and my wall art from Dayspring reminds me to be still.
I am a children's pastor. In my children's church we do a lot of jumping, dancing, playing and having fun. And we like our music loud. I began to realize the kids were having a hard time switching from fun and games and loud to worship. So we began to do a be still time. Right before our worship and sermon we turn all of the music off, we lower the lights and for 60 seconds there is no talking, no moving, no playing, nothing. We sit still in the presence of God. Then our worship music begins and the kids have now been still with God and feel more calm and open to worship Him. This has made a world of difference in our services. It's made a world of difference in me.
Friend, may I encourage you to begin an intentional practice of being still in His presence every single day? Make this a priority. Teach your children to be still in His presence. I promise you, they will understand and it will begin to transform their own relationship with God.
Let be still become part of your own daily routine and part of your own heart.
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