Stillness is an art nowadays. We live in a world where a response is always warranted. We HAVE to shop in the stores on Black Friday. We MUST travel during the summer. No wonder quarantining and stay at home orders really hit this world where it hurts: in it’s busy bee mentality.
But the Lord communicates a different message: we don’t always have to be moving, we don’t always have to be fighting, we don’t have to always be busy.
We can be still.
Being still requires more energy than movement. Moving and responding is in our DNA. Stillness is contrary to everything we know. This is why it is an art, it has to be crafted. Stillness has to be practiced.
Stillness requires us to silence the distractions of our lives. Stillness requires us to rest instead of move. Stillness mandates a renewing of our mind. We can adequately rest in Christ as we are being still. We can trust in the Lord and His majesty as we become still.
Be still and know that He is Lord. Your demanding schedule has to bow to Him. Your overbooked social life has to bow to Him. Your overwhelming responsibilities must kneel before the Savior.
Be still and know that He will fight for you, respond for you, and advocate for you. Be still and know that He is by your side. Be still without conviction because God the Father knows that we fight better when we are well rested. The Father knows that stillness positions our heart and mind to hear from Him.
Be still and know that He is the Lord, your God.
Peace and Blessings