I’m one of those people that always feels like I have to be “doing” something, or I feel guilty.
I have trouble sitting still and relaxing.
It’s such a waste of time to sit still…right?
Well, that’s not what the bible says.
Actually, there is action in sitting still and knowing that God is God.
When I sit still before God, He is “doing” a work in me.
And my action is to be listening.
Is this age when our minds are bombarded with tvs, and computers, and ipads, and ipods, and movies, and social media, and on and on and on…
we desperately need to sit still and Know God.
We need to make room in our minds for just HIM.
It’s not easy. So many times I try to be still and pray or read His word, and my mind constantly wanders off to what I could be doing around the house, or what I might be missing on my computer, or what to cook for dinner.
Does God get mad at me when my mind wanders? Absolutely NOT! He loves me, and He knows my heart.
But I want to be able to sit still and focus on only God.
I’ve determined that I have to “train” myself to do that. And training requires practice. Daily practice. Just like an athlete that practices everyday for his sport.
Thankfully, I do not have to do it on my own, but I can pray and ask God to help me. I need help tuning out the world and focusing in on Him.
My soul desperately needs the peace that only HE can provide.
Do you ever struggle with sitting still in God’s presence like I do?
Well, let me encourage you not to give up! Keep on practicing!
And may God fill your heart and mind with the peace that passes all understanding!
Have a blessed Sunday!