Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Be Still





I have to confess I have a hard time being still. I am always doing something or going somewhere. Even when I'm sitting still, my mind is going in a hundred different directions.

I think that's why I love the following verse so much...

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


We don't have to do anything. We just need to be still and know that He is God, the great I Am, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, the Creator of heaven and earth. He has it all under control and He will be exalted regardless of what we do...simply because He is God.

Won't you join me today my friends?

Put everything aside. Don't put another load of laundry in the wash. Forget the dirty dishes in the sink. Our Heavenly Father knows there are dishes and laundry to be done. But He doesn't want us to be so focused on our chaos that we miss the One who has it all under control.

So take a few minutes to just be still. Focus on the great I Am. Take a deep breath and soak Him in. Give Him a chance to fill you with His peace and remind you of His magnificence. He can take your chaos and make something beautiful out of it. Let Him be God in your life...today and everyday.

Thanks for sharing with me today! For more encouragement this Word Filled Wednesday, please visit The Internet Cafe.

Just keepin' it real,

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous and touching. Your blog speaks to my heart and soul. Thanks for being 'real'.

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  2. I have no problem with my body being still, it's my brain that can't stop some days... and so I will take a deep breath and "soak Him in".

    Blessings,
    Lyn

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  3. I have a hard time being still too. Sigh. Just a good dose of conviction for breakfast.

    Love ya!

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  4. I have that same problem. I feel as though i am being idle if I sit still...but being still before HIS feet is never idle.
    Great verse and post.
    Hugs,
    MImi

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  5. being still is a tough one for me too -- but I know it's so good for my soul! I have been striving to be still every morning with God... although some days are better than others!

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  6. Still. Even saying the word brings a calm feeling lol. If only we would say it, think it, be it, more often.

    Blessings to you!

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  7. Being introverted it's not the being still that I have a problem with but bringing my mind into a state quiet. Appreciate the reminder today. Your blog is beautiful.

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  8. This is one of my favorite pieces of wisdom that the Lord gave me when I became ill. There is such strength in being still and sitting with Him. Thank you for sharing this today, Alicia.

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  9. You are right as it isometimes is so easy to be still. Sometimes He makes us be still by making us be ill like Debra is talking about like what happened to me this past weekend.

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  10. Yes it is hard to be still, but I am trying that now. He is working also.
    kim

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  11. Thank you for sharing this! Yes, we need to be still so we can hear what God is saying!

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  12. I have a hard time being still too, you know sometimes me, sometimes my daugther sick, anyway, is hard be strong, really hard. Thanks for your words and your blog, lovely words
    blessings gloria

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  13. It's only by being still that I truly hear Him. I need to slow down today and truly listen. Be blessed my friend!

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  14. I love this verse and the picture you chose looks so relaxing and calm.

    I often have a hard time being still before Him, but oh when I do..... I don't have adequate words to describe it.

    Thanks for the visit today!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  15. So true...I need to adhere to this.

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  16. I am a doer too. Stillness, waiting . . . still learning to practice these things, even though I learned a long time ago that if I will just be still and enjoy my Lord, He'll even give me time to get those dishes done. (Drat!/Grin).

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  17. Sitting still is so hard to do... wonderful (needed) encouragement.

    My WFW post is up a little late today.

    (((Hugs))) e-Mom

    P.S. Thanks for visiting my FB Page, sweet friend!

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  18. This is one of those verses that causes me to pause each week when someone draws it out...BECAUSE I need to hear it every. single. week.

    Peace to you for the reminder that I need as well!

    lori

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  19. Amen, we need to give Him much more of our time.

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  20. Hi Alicia! This really spoke to me because even though I may be "physically" still, my mind is not. I'm constantly thinking of things that I need to do.

    Loved this post!!!

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  21. Very very touching and inspiring. I just read another similar post. I love how the LORD leads us. HE **is** in control. There's no doubt about it. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. i'm not good at sitting still either! how encouraging! Thanks alicia!

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  23. This is one of my all time favorite Bible verses. I recently did a WFW on this same verse. It is challenging to Be still and listen to what God has to say to our hearts. Thanks for sharing this verse today and for dropping by my site as well. God bless you.

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  24. Beautiful, Alicia, and a great message. This is one of my very favorite verses of all time! I struggle with being still because I'm in the young children season but oh when I do...I cherish it and I know I need to do it more.

    Thanks for this great message today!

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  25. Hello!!!
    It's been awhile since I've stopped by here.
    What a great post!

    I've been having to be still on a pretty big thing lately and at times it drives me CRAZY.. but I know and trust all things happen in HIS time!

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  26. I have that same problem...sometimes I'm doing this and doing that...or rushing this place and that place...many times I hear God reminding me to breathe and be still and meditate on Him and not the cares of the world. Thanks so much for the reminder. Blessings to you!!!

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  27. It's amazing how simple it is to drop everything and be still before the Lord. And yet...it's so hard! So much going on in the world, so much fluttering around in my head. I'm going to take your advice and be still...as soon as I finish my laundry. Heheh...

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