When was the last time you were still? Sleeping doesn’t count! Stillness is something with which most of us are not comfortable. Why? Because when we’re still all we have is our thoughts, and sometimes our thoughts aren’t encouraging. Sometimes our thoughts can be quite frightening.
Yet stillness is necessary. We must take time to be still. The Bible says in Psalms 46:10 –
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
If this is what it takes to know God, and if we avoid being still, then aren’t we avoiding knowing God? How sad. When we say “yes” to one thing, we are saying “no” to something else. When we constantly choose to fill our down time with social media and entertainment, stillness isn’t possible.
It is Wednesday. Our time to pause halfway through the week to check who it is we are worshiping. Are we worshiping God or our own agenda? Pausing long enough to be still and consider this question will actually help us worship God. For in the stillness we will find HIM.
Here is a challenge: plan some time to sit and be still this week. Listen for God. Wait on Him. Enjoy being with Him even if you have nothing to say. Then, see if you don’t sense His nearness more than you did before. To help you experience some stillness here in this moment, enjoy this song by Watermark appropriately titled, Still.