Be Still….

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In a world where we live constantly on the go, sometimes we forget to be still. I know that I am really good at doing things. When someone is sad, or upset, I want figure out what I can do to make it better. Any of you feel like that? I read the story of Mary and Martha and think, yep that would be me, I am definitely the Martha in the story.  Sometimes it is hard for me to just sit in service and not be doing something behind the scenes. Sometimes I forget that God speaks in the still small voice and that if I am constantly on the run and on the go I might miss out on what He is trying to teach me.

Yesterday, as I was driving to a training I was listening to some worship music in my car and a song came on that just went straight to my heart. The song is called “A Little Longer” by Brian and Jenn Johnson.

What can I do for You
What can I bring to You
What kind of song would
You like me to sing
‘Cause I’ll dance a
Dance for You
Pour out my love for You
What can I do for You
Beautiful King

How often do we go before the Lord with words like this? I know I do all the time, how can I serve you? What do you want me to do? It is not a bad thing to ask these things. We are called to serve but we are also called to just be with Him.  As I was singing along in the car thinking man this is me, the bridge comes through.

Then I hear You say
You don’t have to do a thing
Simply be with me and
Let those things go
They can wait another minute
Wait this moment
Is too sweet
Please stay here with me
And love on Me a little
‘Cause I’m in love with you

Then the words hit like a ton of bricks. Sometimes He just wants us to sit with Him.  He loves us so much and wants us to be in relationship with Him. In a good relationship, it is not always do stuff, go, do stuff right? Both people have to be able to just be in each other’s presence and just be.  Right after this the verse Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world” (NLT).  God calls us to be still and know that He is God. To know who He is. In the story of Mary and Martha, Martha goes to Jesus and complains that her sister is not helping her but is just sitting at His feet listening to Him. Jesus told her”… My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42). 

So today, I encourage you to take some time to be still, to spend the time with Him in his presence without asking what you need to do. To just enjoy being with Him. Let me know how it goes! I know that it is hard for me, but I will keep trying and spending longer and longer with Him.

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