The simplest thing in the world to do...be still. Or at least you would think it was simple. It doesn't take any special talent to do nothing. You don't need a degree, or even practice, to do nothing, but stopping everything even for a moment, in our world, seems so incredibly hard! And what about that second part of the verse? Know that I am God. How often do I let myself dwell on that? He is God!
All-powerful, All-knowing, Provider, Sustain-er, Creator, Lover, Friend, Comforter, Redeemer, Father, King, and Guide!
Those descriptions fill me with such peace and happiness when I take time to dwell. Dwell in the knowledge that I am a child of God and ALL THAT IS REQUIRED: walk with him.
I am working on making that my focus. Not how I am a good employee, a good student, a responsible daughter/sister/girlfriend/aunt. Not that I have exercised today, accomplished everything on my to-do list. Changing my focus to be simply: have I or am I talking with my Lord today and right now?
I read a cool thing from "When I Relax I Feel Guilty" by Tom Hansel. It read, "But which would you rather have- a Christian reputation or Jesus Christ?"
Most of our hurrying is supposedly for Him, but what does he want us to do?
BE WITH HIM CONSTANTLY. Pray without ceasing. Sometimes my praying time is silent. I listen and rest in the presence of the divine. Ahhh!
If only I could keep it going longer than a few seconds. One day I will be a prayer warrior!
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....