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Be Still

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Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

I don’t like sitting still.

I am the type of person who tries to accomplish something in thirty seconds while I heat my coffee in the microwave. When I watch a movie, I break it into two to three segments because I cannot sit for an hour and forty-five minutes doing nothing but watch a screen. I strategize the best way to do things to save time, money, energy, resources, etc.—I’ve been like this for as long as I can remember.

None of these things are wrong in themselves, but I falter when I cannot sit still long enough to hear God’s voice or contemplate the fact that He is God; sovereign, more than able, and in control.

This past week, time slowed down for me and I didn’t know what to do with myself—until I entered into the presence of God. It was while I was in prayer when I realized that I need to learn how to be still in His presence.

I cannot approach God the same way I approach a to-do list. God cannot be divided into segments to fit my schedule and when I’m in prayer I should give Him my undivided attention.

When we look closer into the meaning of be still, we discover that God is admonishing us to “calm down” or “let go of your concerns.” God is trying to get us to come to a place of total surrender to Him.

Will you join me on a journey to calm down and be still in the midst of our circumstances?

Prayer: Lord, help me to lean on You when I want to know every detail but You desire me to wait. Help me to be still when I want to rush ahead. When I become restless help me to understand that You are God.

 

 

 

 

Angela Overton

Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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