Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Be Still...

Ever have one of those days? One of those days when from morning to night you are on the go, head full of information, things to do and not enough time in the day? When days like that pile up, it's good to day a "quiet" day... a day just to be quiet, do nothing, think of nothing... a day to rest. We all need it. Whether it be a vacation, a day off, a sick day, or a weekend, we all need a day or two to unwind, regroup, refocus and rejuvenate.

So it is with the Christian life. Our walk with God can have days like this too -- days when the battle is fierce, the temptations are everywhere, demands are coming from all sides, and time feels short. And just like our "worldly" days, for lack of a better word, we need days in our Christian walk to rest, be quiet, reflect and rejuvenate. The Bible calls it "being still," being quiet before the Almighty and recognizing that He is God. Time to rest in His love, drink in His promises, focus on the strength of His faithfulness and just be still.

So take a "still day" or hour, and come into the presence of the lover of your soul. Drink in His love, draw on His strength and find rest for your weary heart. In doing so, you'll find a way to cope with the spiritual battles that come your way, but also a way to cope with the day-to-day chaos all around you.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt 11:28)
"Be still and know that I am God..." (Psalm 46:10)

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