Be still and know I am God.
So often in this world we are encouraged to constantly be a living our lives at a fast pace. As I was driving yesterday, I noticed the speed of cars all around me and they were in a hurry, hurry, hurry. I thought to myself how sad that we feel we have to race around to be noticed, to keep up, or because we know nothing different. I remember thinking how easy it is to get caught on that roller coaster and feel like you can’t get off. God knows my heart so well and brought to mind a favorite verse that helped me see things in a bit different perspective. I have come to a point in my life where I want to slow down and enjoy the moments. If I am constantly going at the pace of the world, how will I notice God? How will I hear His whisper? How will I take in the fingerprints of His touch on the evening sunset? If I choose to go at the pace that the world around me says I need to go, I will miss out on God. I am finding in the last few months that being still is not a bad thing. In fact, my soul craves it. My life is busy and yet it has taken me to get to age 50 to realize I have a choice. I can say no and that is ok. Maybe not with the world, but with God and my heart yes. I want to live in the small moments that are so often overlooked because we are busy trying to get ahead. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying going for your dreams and doing things is wrong. But when it becomes our main focus we lose sight of who we are. Each morning when I get up for tea, I hear the birds serenade me with a symphony. I find great delight in that in the quiet of the morning. I am not a morning person, but God is changing that slowly. I believe He understands I need change in baby steps. 🙂 I guess what my favorite verse taught me was that I have to be still to know God and hear His whispers and see Him in the ordinary moments of my life. I like that idea. How about you? What are you doing to slow down for a few moments and take in the quiet around you? It is not easy at first, but I find I am living in the moment when I do.
Blessings my dear friends,