Be Still and Know What?

There is something about a dog, most especially in 90-degree weather, wherein he or she is perfectly comfortable and content with the idea of being still. Pant, pant. The dog knows just how to enjoy a glorious sunny day. The dog has no trouble whatsoever calling off all other activities to enjoy the peace and quiet. He or she will not move until it is time for the next activity, and sometimes in a dog’s mind that is such a very long way off. Leave it to a human, however, to spend as much time as he or she possibly can throughout a lifetime – let alone a daily life – to keep as busy as possible.

3-Legged Traveler with 4-Legged Abigail Being Still.
Believe it or not, they are NOT related……
They are 2 of Walk by Faith Ministry’s
mostly special needs & senior rescued dogs.

God does not call us to be still simply because He wants us to slow down considering our often altogether too busy lives. He desires for us to be still, I believe, so that we can remember this. He is God. He is sovereign. If we are perfectly honest about the busyness of our lives, we will more than likely see that we do not fully trust that He is God. We are scurrying about running our own shows, craving and seeking accomplishments and infinitely more success, feeling responsible for the happenings of our loved ones, our staff or our employers, friends, the world at large. We are often, too, running around enjoying the heck out of our lives instead of first and foremost enjoying Him. Or we are stumbling through our trials and tribulations believing we have to plow through them ourselves. Or we may simply be busy, busy, busy in our high-speed races away from Him because we do not want to address what He is convicting us needs to be changed in our lives.

If we really, truly, undeniably believe that He is God, and that we are here on this earth to love and to worship and to serve Him and to glorify His name, wouldn’t it be something how much simpler, and slower, our lives would be. Perhaps then it wouldn’t be so hard to remember to stop, to breathe, to be still, and to spend time in the presence of the Lord with an open Bible cradled in our hands and hearts.

Why not turn your priorities around, making Him your number one priority. Don’t be still simply and solely for the sake of catching your breath or taking a snooze. Be still today, and every day, to reflect on, and to rejoice in, that He is God!

10“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
11The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Psalm 46:10-11 ESV

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