one week left before i update may’s blogging adventures—make sure you have an april read. in the meantime, my husband leaves in 5 days for poland for a month of work … and, when he can, prepping the house for the return of 5. we left poland as 4. two in cribs, having to share the same room upon return. boy and girl combo room. i found awesome decorations, however, that are both manly and girly. i’ll see how i can make it work once we get back to poland. his job—stoke the coal and get rid of the mouse poop, refill the pantry, and get the cars running because poland here we come—a house full of crazy nuns…gessers, that is 🙂 🙂 🙂
I learned one thing nearly 2 years ago when my life was Go-Go-Go! I learned the art of “Still”.
In today’s world, we may feel the pressure of Go! Do! Conquer! Complete! But there will come times in your life, in my life, where we are asked to do one thing: Be still and know that He is God.
When you or I, our spouses, or our children are sick, we tend to “placate” the illness with medicine that gives temporary relief. Within 20 minutes we are feeling pretty good again. Our kids, they’re running circles around the home. Our spouse is back to work. But that relief wears away and misery is back to keep us company. And we know, in our heart of hearts, that rest will truly be the only thing to help us regain real strength, not simply give us the facade of “strong”.
As much as we might want to fight the urge to be still, it is what is sometimes asked. It is what is sometimes needed.
And sometimes we are overlooking one of the most important things of all…in our stillness He is strong. God.
Trying to go, do, and conquer can take away from the work The Lord God himself wants to do for you. Psalm 46:10 (NIV) says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
In our stillness, God is glorified.
And where God is glorified, there is always great strength.
So, my friends, if you are at that crossroad in your life between stillness and strength, you should choose stillness. Let Him show strength!