Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Be Still

Hello friends! I hope you all are doing better than I am. I have been in bed for the last three days with a sinus infection/flu and am crawling out today to go to the doctor. I don't have time to be sick!!! So much to do this week and I don't want to miss out!

First of all, our fall bible study is starting tonight and I am so looking forward to beginning a new study with Beth Moore. She just sparks excitement in me about learning God's word. But I will be staying home and resting. Also, tomorrow is the first Parent Teacher Family meeting at Alex's school. I am really ready to jump in and help out at school. Also, I am going to be in MOPS this year and our first meeting is Thursday. I REALLY hope I can make it. I have a hard time resting, even when I am sick. But there is a time for rest- not taking action and just resting. Resting our minds and resting our bodies. I think God wants me to take this opportunity to slow down, regroup, and refocus my priorities. It is hard to hear God when I am too busy with activities. I know he wants me to stop, pray, and listen to what he is saying through His word and through the Holy Spirit.

I will practice being STILL, both mind and body. Will you do this with me? Take a few minutes each day to be utterly still and open your mind to what God has to say. Let me know how it goes! I will let you know how it goes for me!!!

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:7

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

"Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling." Zechariah 2:13


  1. Great post!!! I did this about 4 summers ago. I really felt God calling me to be still. So, every day that summer I took 15-30 minutes and was just still....no music, no tv, no book, no nothing. I just laid either on my living room floor or in my back yard and was just still. At first, it was so hard. After about 2 weeks, I looked forward to that time every day. I was amazed at how close I felt to Jesus during those moments. The best part was that I found myself very in-tune with HIS voice and was better able to discern his voice in the noisy parts of my day. Thanks for the challenge....it might be a good time to do this again.

  2. What a great reminder. Thanks Kristi!

  3. great idea! I'm going to try it. Thats a tough one for me!!