Friday, November 13, 2020

Be Still

 

Be Still
By Andy Petry, National Landing Director, November 9, 2020


"Be still and know that [He is] God..." Psalm 46:10


"You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life."

A man named Dallas Willard once said that to a friend of his that found himself in the midst of a crazy season of life. His friend was exhausted, and in the midst of the unknown, the chaos, and the many responsibilities that were on his plate, his soul was shriveling up. Can you relate? I know I can.

Living a hurried life drains us and distracts us from what God is doing right in front of us. And living hurried has much more to do with the condition of my heart than how full my calendar is. Seeking to live without hurry does not necessarily mean that we don't have a full schedule, it means that we allow ourselves to be present, we understand our boundaries, and we live with a deep dependence on God in the midst of the moment. Kind of like living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time...

Maybe, like me, you've noticed an excessive amount of hurry in your life these days. This week, we have a chance to come before our Heavenly Father and rest in Him. We have a chance to "Be still and know that [He is] God..." (Psalm 46:10)  And by doing so, we invite others to do the same.

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