Be still. Two simple words. Two syllables. Seven Letters. So very hard to do. Oh how I flail about. Oh how I want what I want and I want it now! For every time I have called my children “spoiled” the God of Heaven must have laughed. I am spoiled. I have all the modern conveniences of life, yet I want what I want and I want it now! Be still. Be patient. Oh how I know those words. Oh how hard I try just to be still. But all around me are the sounds of a world on a dead run. A persistent pace threatening to leave all those behind who don’t keep pace with the pack. A world spinning so fast that the changing technology alone keeps us teetering on the edge of insanity as everyone must keep up. The latest gizmos, the latest gadgets, the latest text talk…I’m just saying…we’re going faster, we’re going harder, we’re pushing those younger than us to get in the race and start running before they get run over. Go Go Go Go Go. Get the job, climb the ladder, praise the portfolio, save for retirement, run the marathon, get the goods. Go Go Go Go. Or just for a moment, make your own choice; just take this moment, and Be Still.
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. ”
Genesis 2:2 NIV
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
Do you have trouble with quiet time? Have you ever measured the success of your day against how much time you spend with God? Do you ever feel the need to be still?
Coming in the next couple of days:
“I Am Woman” and “The Less I Say”
Gosh, I guess those could be oxymorons if read together 🙂
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