THE STILLNESS OF SUNDAY – Can you be still before the LORD?

Be Still Before the Lord – Can you do that?

I know I have trouble being still. It takes concentration and discipline.

I wrote about this in QUIET.

today, I read about how to “quieten the clamouring voices” in my mind (from Quiet by Janis Cox).

How is your “mental racket”? (tweet this)

Try to take a few minutes today to quieten yourself before the Lord.

 

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Be still before the Lord – Photograph compliments of Geri Woudstra.

IN THE STILLNESS

In the stillness I wait

I wait and I listen

Breathe in the breath of God

Focus on Jesus

He comes

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10, NIV).”

Prayer:

In the stillness, Lord, we know we can find You. Help us to take a few minutes to wait for you in the quiet. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

What techniques do you use to help you be still before the Lord? (tweet this)

Today’s Post is Reprinted from the Archives with a few additions. We should, by the time you read this post, have relocated to our winter home, shopped for food and tried to dislodge from jetlag.

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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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You can find her on Facebook, and Twitter. Tadeo has his own Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

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PLAYDATES @LAURABOGGESS
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SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS – @SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS
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15 thoughts on “THE STILLNESS OF SUNDAY – Can you be still before the LORD?

  1. Lisa

    Yes – the importance of calming ourselves down and being still. Learning to be still in our heart while we are doing our day to day chores. Learning to be still in our heart while we are out and about. It helps me to know that God is everywhere with me. And then there are those moments where – I do need to stop moving and be still. I get to know God more when I look at paintings, flowers, or sit by a lake. I get to know God when I drive through open land and fields of corn. I get to know God up in the mountains. I appreciate your post Janis. Your words inspire me to slow down and calm my heart. It feels pretty noisy in my head lately.

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  2. Constance Ann Morrison

    I just read the Five Minute Friday post on “Quiet.” How wonderful that the Lord kept bringing you ideas on the them of quiet and stillness! We all want that feeling of peace and calmness, but have trouble slowing down our busy, distracted minds.

    your neighbor at Lisha Epperson’s link up, too

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  3. Karen Del Tatto

    Janis, Lately I do have quite a “racket” going on in my mind. It seems I don’t have a second to spare for anything.

    Thank you for the gentle reminder that in quietness and stillness, Jesus is found.

    It is a blessing to be part of this link-up community. 🙂

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Thanks Michele,
      It does take time to get settled. A couple of leaks, a dead battery, food shopping, and adjusting to time change. But wanting to listen more to God in the direction He wants me to take.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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  4. Tai East

    Great post, Janis! Taking the time to be still before THE LORD is so vital. Thanks so much for sharing! Blessed to visit and link-up with you tonight. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Joanne,
      As long as we are listening to God about what He wants us to do that is great. But He really just wants us – full devotion – end of story.
      Blessings,
      janis

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