Why We Need To Be Still

Why We Need To Be Still

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


“You’re back at it,” God admonished me this morning. “You’ve taken the reigns again.”

“I know. I’m sorry.” I said.

“Why can’t you let me do the work?” He asked.

“I’m impatient.”

“Stop. Be still. Allow me to do the work. I’m God, after all.” I could hear the smile in His voice.  “Be still and you’ll experience my power.”

“You’re right. I’ll never know your power if I keep taking charge,” I agreed.

“Trust that I’m hard at work for you, even though my time isn’t your time, and my ways are not your ways,” God said gently

“Thanks for the reminder,” I said. “I’ll do my best to be still; to let you do the work.”

“Thanks for letting go of the reigns,” God said, and He winked and tipped His hat at me.





Our Task Together

Our Task Together

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
~1 Corinthians 3:16

“God, I’ve got some big decisions to make,” I prayed. “Will you help me?” I asked.

“Of course I’ll help you,” God answered.

“Thank you, I don’t want to figure this out on my own.”

“I’m glad that you are turning to me for answers,” God said. “Most people don’t realize that they have a part of me inside of them so that I am always there to help them. They think that I am some old man up in the sky far away from them. They don’t realize that not only are they in my presence but that they are the presence of me!”

“They are the presence of you?” I asked.

“Yes. Just as electricity becomes evident through the bulb, I become evident through life, through people,” God explained.

I nodded. “Thank you, for working with me to help me make a decision so that I move forward in the right direction,” I said. “And thank you for explaining that we are the presence of you. Remembering that will help me to be more kind and caring to others, for how I treat them is how I treat you.”

“Any time, Sparrow,” God said and rested His hand on my shoulder. “Any time.”



All Things

“…all things work together for good..”
~Romans 8:28

Nothing is wasted. Not the mistakes you make. Not the time you spend chasing after dreams that never materialize. Not the diet you fail, the money you lose, or the relationships that end. Nothing. Everything is grist for the mill. God uses all of your experiences to shape you into the person He wants you to be. All you have to do is say “Yes!” to Him and surrender. Trust that all things will work to your good and to God’s glory.