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Time On My Face

You’ve probably seen me write about or say this before, but I am a control freak. I’m all about time, and how I spend my time, and being on time, and doing things in the allotted time. I’ve come to realize, though, that whatever I may think doesn’t matter. My time doesn’t matter, and how I control it, especially, doesn’t matter. I have a hard time sitting and being still before God. I want to talk, but I don’t want to listen. I want to come before Almighty God with my hurts, habits, hangups, requests, desires, and anything else, but I don’t want to be still before Him. And its in these times, all the more, I know I need to drop down, and get on my face before God, in worship, in reverence, and in silence. I’m not very good at it, though I do it near every day. I’m restless, I want to look at my watch, I want to say “Lord, don’t you know what time it is?” yet I know that NONE of that matters.

So I fall on my face. I worship. I struggle to be silent, I struggle to be still, and, day by day, God is teaching me to be still and know He is God. Loved ones, our world pulls us in every which way. It says we must adhere to the schedule, whether in work or play. God says “Be still and Know I am God.” The world provides no rest, not even for our regularly scheduled leisure, but rest comes in being still before God. So I will spend time on my face. I will work toward getting better at being still before God. I will pursue God, and draw near to God, so that I may have the presence of God, wherein lies the rest of God. And I pray you do too.

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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