Friday, May 28, 2010

Be Still

"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

This is one of those verses that I think we tend to ignore from time to time. A problem comes out way and we spend a lot of time and thought trying to figure out how to deal with the problem. We try to come up with a solution, and when that doesn't work, we try to come up with another solution, and another, and so on. Often times, while we're trying to figure out the answers to our problems, we're also going crazy. We may be wearing ourselves out- in more than one way.

This weekend, here in the United States, we're celebrating a holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have served our country in a time of war- but it's also a time to get together with family and friends. Often times, family and friends we haven't seen in a while. I have a challenge to issue to my readers this morning. I challenge you to not spend the weekend talking about your problems. I challenge you to not talk about other people's problems. Instead, spend the time visiting and focusing on what is good in your lives. Spend the time encouraging each other and having a joyful time and not dwelling on your problems.

Because you know what we need to do when a problem is facing us?

"Be still, and know that I am God"

We need to be still. We need to quiet our mind and stop trying to figure out a sensible, human way out of our problems. We need to stop dwelling on the problems, and dwell on what is good. When we are still... It is in those quiet moments that God reveals Himself best. When we still our thoughts and our minds, God can present His answers for us. We don't need to make ourselves crazy trying to find a solution, because when we still ourselves, God will present the solution for us- but first we need to find that moment of quiet.

Just think about this verse for a minute this morning. Close your eyes and repeat, "Be still and know that I am God." Then just relax and be quiet for a moment. Doesn't that just give you a little boost right then and there? Know that He is God- as He fills you with His peace and His joy, you'll find that taking that moment to just be still and reflect on Him is totally worth it.

Dwell on this verse this weekend. When you're having a discussion that starts to get you riled up about something- just think on it. Let the words wash over you and calm you and relax you. It's better than any other kind of relaxing medium you can think of.

Happy holiday weekend everyone! Enjoy your time with friends, family, and those you love. And enjoy some time with Him- He's looking forward to spending some time with you too! I'll be back on Tuesday- be blessed!

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