Be Still: From the Inside-Out
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.Lamentations 3:25-26
For many of us, me include, being still before the Lord is a tough one to master.
Yet, there are countless verses in the bible that urges us to be still and know that He is God.
Is stillness still applicable and achievable?
Is stillness an outward posture or a state that starts from within?
For myself, sitting down in my room, quietening my heart, closing my eyes, will only lead me into dreamland.
That’s for me.
Everyone is different.
However, when I put on my running gear and head outside for my runs, I enter in a zone where I find stillness in my soul.
It is only then that I know that stillness starts from the soul, where your heart is ready to seek the Lord, mind is allowing renewable from the word and spirit is waiting upon an encounter with the most high.
Whether it is sitting on your favourite armchair, driving down the highway late at night, walking along the sandy beach barefooted, pumping some weights in the gym or running through the trails in the forest, the key is to quieten down your soul and wait upon the Lord.
Keep yourself away from distractions.
Give yourself ample unhurried time.
Have a desire to hear from the Lord.
Make it happen. Amen.
- How easy is it for you to give yourself permission to stop and be still?
- What is the hardest part of being still?
- What helps you in developing stillness as a key feature of your daily rhythm?