Monday, July 7, 2014

Your Strength is to "Sit Still" in Quietness and Confidence in GOD

A quiet shady place to sit still in my own backyard
Their strength is to sit still. Isaiah 30:7

I understand how not “sitting still” can wear a body out, as well as keep you from hearing from the Lord. My sister used to say to me, almost every time she came over, “Sit down! Can’t you ever be still?” I blamed my constant doing on the fact that I have six children. Well, most of the children have grown up and gone, and I still find myself too busy to be still.

When my Scripture reading led me to the words of Isaiah 30:7 last week, I sat quietly a few minutes to let them sink into my soul…and I listened.

Their strength is to sit still. (v.7)

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. Isaiah 30:15

But, I’m in the process of doing my thing, ticking off the tasks on my to-do list, accomplishing some goal?  So what!  All of my striving can never take the place of God’s leading and His strength. I don’t want to be as obstinate as the rebellious children of Israel. 

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

God can accomplish His will in my life if I wait patiently on Him. 

Our strength comes when we humble ourselves enough to sit still in dependence upon God and in submission to His Holy will, which is far better and above anything we could imagine. 

I’d like to share a quote from one of my favorite devotionals.  This is from Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost for His Highest:

“It sounds so easy to talk about ‘resting in the Lord’ and ‘waiting patiently for Him’ until the nest is upset—until we live, as so many are doing in tumult and anguish; is it possible then to rest in the Lord? … Resting in the Lord does not depend on external circumstances at all, but on your relationship to God Himself.”

So with my calendar full of visitors and day trips, birthdays and celebrations, I’ve decided to take a little vacation from the blog. I hope to “sit still” before God often and return to you refreshed and inspired with a new meditation on July 28th.

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Augusta, GA
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Eileen DeCamp  will be receiving a signed copy of God,Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments. 

My sincere thanks to all of you who visited and commented on the blog last week. Your kind words and encouragement mean more to me than you will ever know.  Be blessed.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you Rose! I am so excited to receive a signed copy!

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  2. I needed to read this.....I have had a tough week and this reminds me just what to do. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm so happy to read this. Well, God bless you, and may you sit still before Him and find His strength for your day.

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  4. Rose, this is a wonderful reminder to be still and be with God. Enjoy your little vacation.

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  5. Love this Rose!
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  6. Thanks Janis. We all need this reminder. Blessings to you as well.

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  7. Good for you! We all need a break to just sit and listen to Jesus love us. I am taking one myself for a couple weeks.

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  8. Thank you Jeanette. The break has been good. I'm beginning to feel the tug on my heart though to write about my Lord. :-)

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