“Be still and know that I am God”
Recently, I was pondering my life with the Lord.
“Am I doing enough for him, for his kingdom?”
“Am I making an effort to know him better?”
I wanted to take some quiet time with Him as I sought him on this.
After a few weeks, I felt like God showed me something very important.
I felt frantic in a sense, simply because I needed answers…today!
God impressed on my heart that I was projecting feelings on him, that weren’t there.
You see, I was waiting for a grandiose answer, along with a list of things he probably wanted me to do.
He showed me that I was too uptight about serving him. I was trying too hard.. ouch!
I think it’s perfectly fine to take time out to refresh our soul.
He is such a wonderful, loving, understanding and gentle Father.
I felt like he stopped me as I ran ahead of him, held me by my shoulders and lovingly said, “slow down, be still and enjoy yourself.”
Although I feel we are running out of daylight and we have a commission to fulfill, we have to make sure we get filled up ourselves or we’ll have nothing to give others.
Psalm 46:5 Say’s, “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Be still; to cease striving, to let drop, relax, to let go, to be quiet.
And taking time for yourself means setting healthy boundaries.
eliminating all toxicity because that is not good for your soul.
When I went to have my alone time (fasting and prayer) with the Lord, I grabbed my Bible and my coffee and I just rested in him until I felt his answer.
I continue to rest in the Lord, but now it’s time to get going with what I’ve learned.
“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,”
Don’t forget to make time for yourself and rest in the Lord.