Friday, November 14, 2014
It's Five Minute Friday when I get to link up with Kate Motaung and many other bloggers. Each week we are given a one word writing prompt. The rules are to write for five minutes flat. Our word for today is STILL.
"Be still and know that I am God." The words from Psalm 46:10 immediately come to my mind.
But how easy it is for me to want to take action and not be still. You know, figure out things in my mind and do something. After all, I'm fairly intelligent. I have a good mind and a healthy body. I've heard the popular slogan JUST DO IT.
But when do I come to the end of myself and begin to trust the One who created me?
Do I trust Him enough with my life to be still?
I think of the children as they learn to float. Little Jimmy was so scared of letting go. But over time he came to trust his swim instructor. She taught him to rest quietly, be still and not fight. Slowly she removed her hand from beneath his body and ...he floated.
I see that as an illustration for my life. Do I trust God enough to be still? Do I really believe He can perform the impossible in my life? Or am I struggling and trying to do it in my power?
As I consider the word STILL, I see that often my pride gets in the way. I can do it myself. I can figure it out. I, I, I.
Being still causes me to rest. To rest in His promises. To rest in His ways.
As He teaches me to trust, I find that my desires begin to conform to His desires for me.
Being still teaches me how to walk by faith. When He prompts me to move, I begin to obey.
It's the best place to be. Be still.
Blessings and love,