On Being Still

Being still isn’t easy.

Not for me at least. And I don’t mean sitting still for a few minutes.

The “being still” I’m contemplating is different.

The “being still” asked of us by God.

Often when I sit down to read my Bible, my body may be still but my mind is buzzing with that day’s list of tasks, errands, and more.

Even when I stop to pray throughout the day or at the end of the day, I’m struggling to remember everything I want to ask of God–not just for myself but for others also. He knows our needs and so often I get so busy wanting to make sure He doesn’t miss anything that I ramble on and on. Once again, I’m not still.

In worship, often I find myself thinking of what’s coming up next in the service or after the service or what someone said before the service. My mind loses focus on the message being shared. My mind isn’t still.

Is it so hard to give God a part of my day that He has given me?

Is it so hard to give God a time of silence and drawing close with Him after all that He has done for me?

Is it hard for you, my friends?

Q4U: If you struggle with stillness and silence in His presence, what do you suggest we can do about it? If you have a solution you’ve found, please share it with the rest of us.

Blessings along your journey with Him,

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Hear It on Sunday. Use It on Monday! | These Things Did Thomas Count as Real by Thomas Troeger (1983)

 

The Incredulity of Thomas by Duccio (1308-11)

The Incredulity of Thomas by Duccio (1308-11)

These things did Thomas count as real:
the warmth of blood, the chill of steel,
the grain of wood, the heft of stone,
the last frail twitch of flesh and bone.

The vision of his skeptic mind
was keen enough to make him blind
to any unexpected act
too large for his small world of fact.

His reasoned certainties denied
that one could live when one had died,
until his fingers read like Braille
the markings of the spear and nail.

May we, O God, by grace believe
And thus the risen Christ receive,
whose raw, imprinted palms reach out –
and beckoned Thomas from his doubt.

~ Thomas Troeger
(1983)

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Blessings along your journey with Him,

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