"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." Ps 46:10-11.
Every year life gets busier and busier. There is always 1 more load of laundry to do, 1 more errand to run, 1 more room to vacuum, 1 more text message to answer, 1 more piece of junk mail to sort through, and 1 more __________. You fill in the blanks! You and I both know we can all totally identify! If you can't identify, please tell me what rock you are under ... I would LOVE to come join you!!
Recently, I was contacted to review Lisa Chan's new devotional/teaching series titled "Be Still." It is the first of a three part series. (You might recognize the name "Chan" -- Lisa is married to the well-known Christian speaker and writer Frances Chan). Lisa address' our insane business of life in "Be Still." She states on the DVD, "Although our life gets busier with each new year, God stays the SAME ... He encourages us to "Be Still," but how exactly do we do this?"
Lisa reminds us that once we stop, "Be Still," and listen, we will begin to see things we wouldn't normally see. Your stillness allows God to talk to you and help to guide you in His way.
She references the well-known story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42.
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
She asks the question: "Why don't we choose to sit at His feet as Mary did?" I know that is a very difficult question to answer, let alone act upon. It is so much easier to consume ourselves with the business of life, and get swept away, as opposed to sitting, quietly, waiting for the promptings of the Lord.
Lisa reminds us of the passage in John 15:4-5, the Vine and the Branches.
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
We can do nothing good apart from Him.
I will leave you with the same question Lisa asked of me ... "How can you truly know God if you aren't still before Him?
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