Be Still

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

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“He said, ‘Be still, and know that I am God…’” (Psalm 46:10 ESV)

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;…” (Psalm 37:7 ESV)

“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39 ESV) {Bold added}

Have you ever found yourself spinning around from task to task, project to project, and conversation to conversation? My approach to life is to act first; think later, if required. Like many of you, I am a “Doer”, an “Achiever”, a “Get-er-done” kind of guy. Spending time in quiet solitude before the Lord or even just in the quiet is not my natural bent.

I’m like the Tasmanian Devil in the cartoons running around in a tizzy… hoping God is somehow ‘with’ me. However, having turned 67, I must tell you that my body and my energy levels are screaming at me to slow down. My Doctor said to me just a few weeks ago, “Jim…you’re not a Spring Chicken anymore.” Ah…encouraging words but I needed to hear them. I know a number of you can relate. 

My problem is not so much one of physical or emotional frenzy, but rather is of a spiritual nature. Notice in the verses above, the Lord is issuing a command. It is my role to simply obey whether I feel like it or not. Typically I don’t see immediate results from being still before the Lord. Pray that I change my mindset. I will pray the same for you. God bless!

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