Be Still and Know ….

I am thoroughly enjoying my extended visit to Michigan.  It’s been a long time since I’ve traveled to my home state during the summer months.  Since this is a working vaycay, I normally start the day with prayer and then jump right in to the day’s tasks at hand – checking e-mails, updating my blogs, research, etc.  Today was different.  I felt an impression in my spirit to sit still.  To simply sit.  Admittedly, sitting still and doing absolutely NOTHING is not normal for me.  Today, I decided to obey and do something different. Guess what?  It felt good! I sat for about three hours on my parent’s deck enjoying a cup of coffee and a mild summer breeze.  It felt good to observe and enjoy the beauty of the trees surrounding me.  ‘You definately need to do this more often,’ I told myself.

In our fast-paced society sitting still is not the norm. It can be a real challenge especially if you’re a busy-bee accustomed to always running to the next assignment. Beware. Trying to solve every problem and accepting every invitation that comes your way is a sure recipe for disaster.  Burnout is soon to follow. I know. I’ve been there and done that. Trust me, it’s not a pretty picture. I’m thankful for today’s reminder that sitting still and enjoying the presence of the Lord is the best way to start the day.  Emails can surely wait.


Meditate on this: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10


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