My heart soared when I learned that we would be participating in the Be Still Challenge this week. How I love to be still and hear from my Savior! It’s gotten harder and harder to be still in this fast paced world; yes, the world has changed and we have changed along with it. We have to don’t we?!
However one thing has never changed – God!
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
I’m one of those people that must have silence almost daily. I need it, I crave it and I’d be a crazy person without it. Even if it’s stealing away to a quiet bath or driving to the grocery store…I need quiet. In a world where constant stimulation is ever present, we are not learning that it’s ok to be quiet, be still and do nothing…but listen.
This last week I got a call from my Dad, and unfortunately I was on my way out the door so I couldn’t talk long. I was on my way to the Seattle Christmas Food and Gift Show for an allmomdoes Mom meet up! I was super excited!
I was telling my Dad where I was going and what I was doing and his proud response was “Wow! You are becoming quite a big shot! Don’t forget us little people ok?” He was teasing of course…but something in my spirit was checked.
After hanging up the phone I immediately wanted to fall to my knees, for I knew without one doubt that…
I wanted to laugh with God because the one thing I’ve learned in my solitude times with God is that when I’m alone and it’s just me and Him, my heart is laid bare. The good the bad and the ugly. No secrets, no shame… Just a loving God that has seen the worst and the best and loves me just the same.
When the God of all the universe speaks your name in the silence of a crazy busy world, it’s time to stop. Time to listen.
Did you know that God is just waiting patiently to spend time with you? He just waits.
I guess for me, being still and hearing from God is a desperate measure to stay sane in a crazy world. I run there…Where I’m special but then not so, because we all come to the cross together. Where my deep hurts are met, Where I’m transformed and made into the likeness of His Son in a supernatural way while His Word comes alive and cuts like a two edged sword and bares the truth to my thirsty soul…whether I want to hear it or not.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
In the end, there really is just God and me…It doesn’t matter what man thinks or sees in me. What matters is my relationship with God and how I chose to spend my time using the gifts and talents He has given.
How will I know what that looks like unless I Be Still and hear from Him?