Be Still

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In the interest of full disclosure, I need to tell you that I’m writing this in the middle of a noisy school cafeteria with about thirty things on my mind. I was up late at a meeting, then I had to finish a paper, so I only got about four hours of sleep before I was flying out the door to catch my carpool to school. Sometime really soon, I need to go by the missions office to check on some fundraising, write two skits for my Mexico trip,
Be still…
write a few more scenes of my A Little Princess adaptation, prepare to lead a small group, study my script for the scene I need to rehearse tonight, email my trip leader some info he wanted, read a ridiculously dense chapter of Theory/Theatre and write a response to it,
Be still…
and probably read a few more chapters that I am forgetting about. And this is an easy day. Just wait another month or two till finals hit, and I will be inches away from an epic death by homework…
Be still…
Oh, hello. Were you trying to say something, God? I’m sorry, could you speak up? I’m in the middle of texting, and I have to write this blog, and I have my music on, and I’m worried about this other thing…
Be still and know that I am God.



Now there’s an idea.

So often in the middle of my craziness I forget to take that time to just chill out with God. Even when I do spend time with him I sometimes feel like I have to get something done. I need to read a couple Bible chapters, I need to pray for a huge list of people, I need to pray for my campus and my church and my city and my nation…

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.

Oh. Yeah.

Sometimes, that’s enough. Sometimes, there comes a point where the world can wait and GOD, and only God, deserves my focus. Homework needs to get done. Bible study and intercession are both excellent uses of time. But sometimes…

Breathe. Wait. Listen. Relax and let it go for a while.

Take some time to just be with Me.


It’s enough to just lay down, close my eyes, and remember…

Yes. You are God. You are God. Thank you. I love you.

I love you, too.


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


3 comments:

Karis said...

This is SO SO good!

At the moment I feel so overwhelmed with everything that needs doing for school and things I should be doing at home and people I should be talking to and my list of things to do goes on and on and on. And when I do read my Bible it's like you said, "I sometimes feel like I have to get something done." and I do it because I know I need to. Not just to sit in God's presence.

I definitely need to stop. Breath. Realize that sometimes all God wants is just... me... just to be with me.

Thank you thank you thank you for writing this! I so needed to hear this right now. <3

Ashley said...

That was so incredibly beautiful and EXACTLY, EXACTLY, what I needed to hear right now. Sometimes I just get so caught up in everything that I have to do and even though I have my quiet time with God, do I really just sit and wait in His presence? I need to :) Thank you so much for posting this! <3

Leanna said...

God's timing is totally amazing.

Spending that alone time with Him was on my heart on the way home from small group last night. I knew I needed to do that today and then what do I see but a Beauty Glorious blog about it!

And that song... Jacob shared it with me when I was planning the Gathering worship last year and I haven't been able to get over it since then. I bought it off of i-tunes and it is part of the mix CD in my car. Just the first 6 notes of it and my heart is off dancing.