Be Still aka…Be Still?

 Psalm 46:10a, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

“You see my past and you don’t look away…what kind of love is this? Your arms open wide and you welcome me in. Mercy forgives what I cannot erase…what kind of love is this? You see something inside of me You…call…beautiful…”

This is the melody that is emanating from my phone as I focus on preparing my heart to spend time with Heavenly Dad and hear what He has to say. It reminds me that I am always enough in His eyes and His desire is to be with and in me. I am never and will not feel alone—I’m so grateful!

Coffee in hand, the hum of the fan and I settle in. This verse, Psalm 46:10a, “Be still, and know that I am God.” reminds me that I don’t have to chase after Heavenly Dad. I don’t have to work at a relationship with Him. He always was and always is. If I’m feeling like He’s evading me it’s because I am the one on the run and need to chill! Life is full of “have-to’s,” deadlines, and appointments. I get so focused on not missing a mark that those appointments steal my attention from the important to see the urgent. Quality time with Heavenly Dad is pushed to the back seat on the bus of life(that’s pretty gosh-darn far back). Then I wonder why I can’t hear His voice or see what direction He wants me to go in when I’m the one who hands out the seat assignments! I need to stop expecting Him to be my backseat driver, open the door to the driver’s seat and invite Him in. I need to pop into the back and be open to where He takes me and on the schedule of His choosing (not so fun for an impatient person who—when it comes to Heavenly Dad—nags, “Are we there yet!?!?”
Chill! Or in His words, “Be still and know that I am God,” aka:

-take your hands off the wheel and let me drive

-you don’t have to stare out the front to watch the road, I’ve got this: look out the side window and take in the scenery

-trust my driving skill along with the schedule to get you where you need to go and WHEN

-I loves you so much and have plans and adventures specifically for you. You are valuable/priceless to me. I’m glad you can now hear my voice, precious one.

-breath…daydream…and enjoy the ride

Ahhhh…until next time: Blessings!

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