Friday, June 15, 2012

Be Still

I am usually the first one up in the morning, in our house. That's my quiet time. I love walking out to fill up the bird feeders and seeing the dew glistening on the grass and the vapor rising from the pond. The birds are chirping, the frogs are calling back and forth to each other and there is a peacefulness that surrounds me. No one has started mowing their lawn, and there are only a few cars on the road with people going off to work for the day. It's quiet.  It's easy at this time of day to remember that all is well because God is in control.

Psalm 46:10 tells us that "He says, be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." In our busy, hectic world this is a refreshing verse. We can be still, even though everyone seems to be going at life full speed ahead. We can be still and have peace because God is in control. He can take care of things. We don't have to worry or have stress because He has our best interests at heart.

He is the only One who loves us with an unconditional love. He loves us even when we are unlovable. He knows our inner most thoughts and dreams. He takes care of our every need and knows of the need even before we have it. He longs to be with us, to spend time with us because He loves us. He wants us to be still and know that He is taking care of us. Since He loves us so much, don't you think that He deserves part of your busy day?

 Just think of how much time you will spend today with people who don't love you as much as He does. He deserves the best of our time. Maybe you are not a morning person. Maybe you jump out of bed at the last minute, and have no time to spare before your day begins. There just isn't time to 'be still' and reflect on all the beauty God has surrounded you with. Let me encourage you to set your alarm clock just a little bit earlier than usual and spend some time being still before the Lord. You'll find that the peace He gives you during that time will make your whole day richer and less stressful.

May God bless you this day and may you make time for Him.

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