I know some of these posts might seem repetitive, but it is so important that, as believers, we understand the Will of God, and we can only do so as we find ourselves within the pages of scripture! To be still is a discipline we're fast losing in our world. Everything is made for our convenience, and when something (such as waiting) is inconvenient, we get agitated, and seek to move quickly past it. I know that with my kids, some of the best time is not when we're out doing, but when we're together being. I enjoy feeling my children pressed up against me, or my wife and I sitting close together. It's special, it's intimate, and we don't even need to do or say anything. I enjoy sitting and enjoying a meal with someone, or sitting alone in the quiet as I feast on God's word. To Be still isn't just doing nothing, it is being satisfied in the Lord, whether alone or with others. May I suggest that the world would be better of as believers learn to unplug from the devices, clear our schedules, and just learn to sit and be? With God, and with one another, if we learned to be still and wait, to be still and rest, to be still and enjoy the fruits of the Spirit, how awesome would God's presence feel, both alone, and with one another? Let us not seek the convenience, but learn to be still in the Presence. Let us not seek to fill empty slots in our schedule, but to sit and make time to be with the Father. Are you satisfied in Him? Is He enough? Psalm 62 English Standard Version (ESV)
My Soul Waits for God Alone
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
62 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. 10 Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.