Have you ever really thought about that verse? “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
To be still…that’s not very easy for me. I’m usually one to stay busy, getting things done, multi-tasking. Projects, work, kids, home…
Although, this past winter has been different. I’ve had the painful “frozen shoulder” and have been limited physically. And then there was rain. Lots of rain. Stuck-inside-for-weeks kind of rain.
It could have been a set-up for feeling sorry for myself, and wallowing in self-pity. But, I decided to take advantage of being still. To make the most out of my time doing nothing…without doing nothing.
I got a few new books to read. We’ve played a lot of games on the Wii U, and watched new shows on Netflix. We’ve talked a lot, laughed together. It’s been an easy-going, relaxing few months. It’s also given me more time to think, pray, and listen.
I so adore that sweet time with the Lord. Before the kids wake up, the house is still, and it’s just HIM and me :) And I hear HIM. It’s amazing what can happen in the stillness. The sweet stillness. And I know that HE is God.
Those two little words…BE STILL. It’s ironic, we say that to our children when we want them to stop, listen, and focus. Because we love them, and want them to learn, without missing what’s important.
And yet, it’s the very commandment God, our Heavenly father gives us. “Be still, and know that I am God”. He loves us that much. He doesn’t want us to miss what’s important.
My sister-friend, Amy, just went back home to Tennessee…after we spent a few days relaxing, talking, enjoying each other’s company. It’s a special time for us, because we live so far apart. I look so forward to our time together, because it’s not often we see each other. So, we make it count. We laugh, eat a lot, cook, pray, talk, and listen. It’s like my heart heals a little more from losing my mom, every time we are together :) And I cherish that time. And I’m thankful for her friendship. Time to just sit still together.
Although frozen shoulder has not been a fun experience, I’m thankful for my time this winter that I’ve had to be still. Maybe that’s right where God wanted me. Just sitting. Just listening.
It’s my favorite place to be :)