Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Beautiful rose photo courtesy of Jeanne Henriques--Collage of Life

"Be still, and know that I am God!  I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
          Somewhere along the way, I forgot how to be still.  Having six children, and then entering the work force, I stayed active from morning until night, sometimes not sitting down all day.  I even multitasked in the shower! 
          I know I'm not alone; in our society, we are expected to be productive.  Some of us pride ourselves on how much we can accomplish in a day.  Yet, it's easy to carry that too far.  Overloaded and overwhelmed, consumed with my responsibilities, I ignored God's directives to be still and consider His wondrous works.
          A dear friend asked me to slow down many times, before at last, I heeded her advice.  At first, I actually needed to set the kitchen timer for thirty minutes in order to make myself sit still.  I sat on my deck in the early evenings, watching the clouds drift by, listening to the birds.  During those times, my soul became quiet and still; I communed with God in my heart and mind.  Like the sun bursting from behind the clouds, joy burst into my heart.  I experienced renewed peace as I took time to talk with God and rest in His presence.   I believe God is truly pleased when I practice this Scripture. 

          I'm so thankful for my friend who reminded me that I needed to do this.  I encourage you to take some time in your day to "be still and know Him".
"Hearken unto this, O Job; stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14


My backyard and deck.   A peaceful place.
Peace and blessings to you today, dear readers.


  1. Beautiful (and needed) post! The only time I'm really quiet is during my devotional time in the morning and I think I've got to add some additional quiet times to my day. Thanks for a timely reminder!

  2. Sandra, you are so welcome. Thank you for commenting on the blog. I think readers like to read readers' comments as further confirmation that they are not alone. It's so good to have someone "understand". Yes, add more quiet devotional times to your day. You'll be blessed and more equipped to bless others.

  3. Oh, dear. I am one of those multitaskers in the shower. I speak scriptures over my marriage, and think of ways to write something. I get my best ideas in the shower.

    But back to your topic. We do need to slow down. I don't think the pace in Heaven is so frantic and busy. God is peace.