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When we are asked just to be.
Water and the serene.
Being still is one thing we relish when we are before great waters. We seemed drawn to it, and we feel small, and we forget everything. When we are far from the lapping waters we find serenity in the memory almost as if closing our eyes brings us right before it again. As if we have just disappeared from our pain, our suffering, the unanswered questions and the trickle of water against a lonely soul is the only sounds. We forget every thing which even we seem, is important, and we find out we wish we could have stood in front the water more.
The water seems to have a hypnotic effect, just making us stare and stare. It quiets us with it's waves. This is what it is to just be. And doing this for just 15 minutes every morning we can calm our soul from every storm of life.
James 1:23, 24
23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.…
Remember this scripture as you step away from the Word given to you by God (which aligns with scripture fully).
Continue to commune with the Trinity. Silence your thoughts and just be aware and patient.
Psalm 139 1:1-6
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Be mindful God knows what you will say before you speak. What He desires to say will be the answer He gives. But if you speak and hear nothing, and speak and hear nothing, and speak and hear nothing you may find yourself wasting His and your time. It will draw you into confusion and worry. And ultimately prolong your answers.
Waiting on the Lord...
Psalm 27 reminds us to wait on the Lord. Isaiah 40:27-31 reminds us that as we wait we will gather strength from Him. Simply surrendering one's tongue can bring a miracle from His.
27Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Miki De Goodaboom: Parable of the sower
Parable of the sower
Parable of the sower in simple terms
The Parable of the sower
When a seed is sown from being still there are many tests to be aware of which will decide the outcome of the battle's aftermath. Remember that God uses seed in His Parable of the Sower to ultimately bring a harvest of 30, 60, 100 fold. He drops the seed into our heart soul and spirit. But it is up to us to defend the seed at all costs. We defend His seed from the enemy, shallow ground, thorns. But to mutter the seed in our meditation and to let it find fertile soil is up to us. And only us. Continue to abide in Him asking Him for your needs. Being can become the most fulfilling moments one can have with the Father God.
Simple and sweet
For fifteen minutes, being still can calm an abused soul, one lashed with verbal assaults from youth up... It can quiet the mind in the storms where cares sleet around us, and attempt to push us from the rock of Christ and His Word.
Find a quiet place during your lunch break.
Place your Bible before you.
Close your eyes.
In Ephesians 6 it speaks of the enemy hurls fiery missiles at us which can only be deflected by our shield of faith in God. When we are still, it is easier to acknowledge what is from us, from the enemy and from God. We are allowed to pace ourselves. Listening instead of speaking.
Our Spirit may be able to rise within us with a Word from our Lord Jesus. A Word which may redirect our course settings, or, God may just love to just 'be' with us. Sometimes this principle draws us close to God to hear the deeper things of God.
After all in James 4:8
7Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
It does not say God will draw nigh to you first. In a relationship, sometimes we desire to be drawn to before we draw to that person.