Monday, August 16th - Becoming More Still
This week we are going to be looking at the word still in several forms: noun, adjective, verb and adverb. As we go throughout this week, allow yourself to be still (adjective). Move away from the busy and breathe. Take in all that God wants to teach you as we lean into this week. I’m speaking to myself too because God has the best sense of humor in assigning me this weeks devotion topic. #recoveringplanner #busyaddict #whatisstill
So up first is still in the form of an adjective. As an adjective it is defined as: not moving or making a sound; motionless; remaining in a place of rest. From creation, God designed us uniquely and ordained rest to be a very important part of our lives. Time and time again, the people of God were protective of their stillness as a way to connect with their Creator. In the Old Testament, armies spent time being still before entering into battle.
If you’re anything like me (Bailey), being still before battle is the last thing I would instinctually do in preparation. I would rather have my to list ready along with plans A, B, C and most likely, D. However, The kingdom of God operates on a different playing field.
“Be still and know that I am God” -Psalm 46:10
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” - Exodus 14:14
As we sit in our silence and sit with our questions and sit and wait on The Lord to move- His plan is unveiled and His character is made known to us. Sometimes he speaks in a whisper that requires us to be quiet and sit still.
I’m challenging you today to make a conscious effort to set aside time to sit still. No music. No people. No distractions. Just you and God and the silence. Give Him time to move, to speak.
What area of your life keeps you most distracted and unable to sit still before the Lord?
Author: Bailey Nicole Ralph