Monday, May 28, 2012
As moms we often joke that the only time we get to be still is when we are in the bathroom. Sometimes this is closer to the truth than we would like. But the Bible tells us specifically to be still. I am discovering more and more that the reason God tells us specific things over and over in the Bible is because they go against our nature. He doesn't have to tell us to eat. He doesn't have to tell us to breathe. He created us to already do those things. He does have to tell us to trust Him. He does have to tell us not to worry. And He does have to tell us to be still. All you have to do is look around you to see our natural tendency to go go go and have access to everything at our fingertips. We don't wait for food. We don't wait to tell someone what we want to tell them. We don't wait to check our email. We don't wait even when we should.
God knows that we need to be still, to recharge, to re-fill in Him, and He tells us so. You will find that you will feel less stressed and less overwhelmed when you take time to be still before the Lord and recharge in the beginning, middle, or end of the day. Read His word, write in a prayer journal, seek to be drenched in His peace and His love even for just a few minutes, and you will have what you need to face the day.