The Art of Stillness…

Imagine being nervous around bees. It’s hard to stand still. You may find yourself running away, shrieking or swatting them away. Being still is the last thing you want to be. You can substitute bees for whatever creepy, crawly things that frightens you. Or think about when you have company over, most of the time-we aren’t still. We are serving guests, straightening up, and moving around to ensure everyone is comfortable.

There is an art in being still, it requires skill and practice. You have to be calm, cool, and collected. You have to learn how to be fully present. You have to train yourself to simply enjoy the moment and endure the process. Being still can be quite challenging.

If you train yourself to be still around a bee, you will learn that the bee isn’t interested in you at all. If you learn to be still when you have guests over, you can hear the heart of the person in your presence. And if you learn how to be still before the Lord, you will see just how powerful and mighty He truly is.

Stillness requires confidence. You have to train yourself to trust in the Master’s hands and not your own. Being still trains us to learn the heart of God and to hear His voice. If we are still enough, we can experience His hand mending our broken heart back together. Being still increases our faith, softens our heart, and soothes our weary soul.

Be still and know: that He is God, that he is the Lion of Judah, that He is fighting for you, that He loves you, that you can trust Him, and that He is Lord of all.

Just…be…still.

Peace and Blessings

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