Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Be Still"

I have decided "Be Still" are my words this year to focus on.  When I think of "Be Still" I think of some other words like Calm, Peace, and Rest.  

Calm :   not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions

Peace  :  freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.

Rest  :  cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.

I have had "Be Still" jump out at me so many times this year.  I thought last year was the waiting year, because my husband and I made a pretty big change in the ministry that we have been a part of for the last 25 years. It hasn't been easy to make that change because change is not easy.  However, I think God is telling me different by the way these words just keep appearing before me.  So I decided I needed to take the time to write something up.  

When I'm really discouraged I feel like the life is just sucked out of me.  I feel like I don't know what to do to make things better.  I feel like I'm not important any more and I'm not making a difference.  Then God sends me someone, something, or a scripture that tells me that is not true.  He is such a Big God and you and I can't ever forget that.  

I realized today while writing this that if we just "BE STILL" and focus on these words:  Calm, Peace and Rest.  He can do CPR on us and bring us back to life with a new breathe.  He is our spiritual doctor who can do CPR on our spiritual heart if we just "BE STILL."  Don't try to rush through whatever you are going through just to get through it.  He wants you to be refined like gold.  So "BE STILL" and ask him what it is you are suppose to learn.  

I'm so thankful that I have had him this last year in this transition to just fall back in his arms and "Be Still."  I will continue to pray to him asking him to carry me through this huge change in our lives and trust that He's got this.  Will I still get discouraged and feel like the life is sucked out of me?  Of Course, but I will just ask him to do CPR on me and give me new breathe.  

What about you?  Are you trying to rush through something that is hard because you don't want to deal with it?  My words to you are "BE STILL".  He knows you, He hears you, He hurts with you but most importantly HE LOVES YOU!  He wants to refine you like gold.  He wants you to "BE STILL."

I Peter 1:6-8   "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy"

Psalm 46:10 "He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations,  I will be exalted in the earth.”


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