Sunday Stillness – God tells us to Sit Still
Lately I have been having a hard time settling into a quiet time with the Lord. Does that happen to you?
This morning I finally said, “SIT STILL, Jan.” And I did. I sat so still I fell asleep. But that’s not bad either. At least I stopped. I felt a stillness I haven’t felt in a while.
It reminded me of my first time trying to sit still. Really I couldn’t sit for more than 5 minutes. Now I could sit still but I always feel like there are other things pressing on my time.
Really? – other things more pressing than being with God, Himself?
Oh no. That’s not good.
I felt a peace and calmness that I haven’t reached for a while.
Lately have been reading, studying, and thinking. Praying, petitioning. I’ve had an active brain.
I recalled reading Ron Hughes’ terrific book, called Refresh.
What’s been going on in my life Ron calls a “mental racket”.
My brain has played a rock concert for the past month.
At least now I know what I have been missing. I need to stop after praying and reading the Bible. I need to focus on Jesus. Get Still.
I must take that time – to quieten my thoughts before God.
Here is an acronym to help you and me to remember what being still and in God’s presence really means
P – Put
E – Everything
A – Aside
C – Calm
E – Ensues
Take time with Jesus today. You will be glad you did.
I must take that time – to quieten my thoughts before God. (click to tweet)
I found this video to express exactly what I have been feeling. We sang it on Sunday.
The words in the second first really meant a lot to me:
Take time to be holy, the world rushes on
Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone.
Today is Sunday Stillness.
Last week my post was called Quiet Moments and I posted a picture of a deer. Here is my latest meeting with a deer. I hope you enjoy.
Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. Available in Kindle Format, in bookstores, online and from her website. Curriculum available upon request. Janis also is a contributor to Hope Stream Radio. Join her on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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