February 25, 2014

Be Still

When Chris left this morning to work out I had big plans of completely finishing packing, but God had something He wanted to tell me first.  I tried to pack but had this unsettled feeling that I get when I know I need to do my quiet time but I want to check some other things off the to-do list first.  So I went to do my lesson for my last Bible Study meeting tonight and the title of the lesson is Be Still.  And just like that God had my undivided attention.

My favorite paragraph from this lesson is, "Being still doesn't come naturally for most of us.  Think about it- we're born crying and then spend a good part of our lives after birth talking, moving, and figuring things out.  To be still seems to go against the grain of who we are.  Yet it's in stillness that we listen, and in listening that we change."

Wow, He got me.  Being still in the craziness of getting ready for another baseball season is hard, but what God asks of us is not always easy.  I am not the type of person that being still comes easy to.  I love checking things off my to-do list and feeling productive.  If it was up to me, the car would have been packed a month ago just so I could say it was done.  God is constantly reminding the planner inside me that it is not about me.  Instead, it is about spending time listening to Him and His plans.  I'm thankful for such a sweet reminder and stillness this morning.

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