Over the weekend the stomach bug took over a few of us and it probably goes without saying we spent a lot of time in bed with netflix and essential oils. Sickness and I don’t mix very well…normally when I’m stuck in bed I cannot help but think of all the things that I should be doing instead of being sick. Being sick is inconvenient but often and oddly enough comes at a strategic time. There are times when we need to be still, times when we need rest.
We have talked about following Jesus daily and drawing closer to HIM through Lent. We are spending time fasting, talking to God in prayer and seeking Him in His word….we have made a commitment. This week I have a challange for us, a challange to be still. While sickness can cause us to be still, what happens when we make the commitment ourselves to take time and just be still.
Psalm 46:10 “be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Sometimes our deepest times of connection with God, our deepest times of worship come within the stillness…our stillness. Not rushed or hurried but stillness. Our challange this week; each morning purposefully set aside a time of stillness, uninterrupted, not rushed time that is specifically for seeking out Christ and worshipping Him. He is longing to show you something beautiful in the stillness.