Dawn traces her shining fingers across my face and my mind is racing before I can pause to take it in. My to-do list is made up of a thousand to-dos, should-dos, need-to-dos…
I need to pay that bill.
I need to create a meal plan.
I need to plan better in general.
I need to be more organized.
I need to fold the laundry.
I need to be…
I need to be still.
I need to be in His presence.
Why is it so hard to practice being? Why do I always convert to doing?
This is my struggle: I think that in order to BE More I have to DO More.
God says I am already who I am meant to be. God says His creation is complete. God says “It is good” and He is talking about me. God says I am already everything I ever need to be.
God says to BE still and KNOW Him.
It’s in the stillness that the greatest work gets done. The DOing is best practiced in the KNOWing. Be still and know, be STILL and know, BE still and KNOW.
Be still and know it’s already done.
Be still and know there’s nothing more I need.
Be still and know His love is enough.
Be still and know I am made perfect in Him.
Be still and know His strength is greater than my weakness.
Be still and know it is finished.
How much different would my life be if I lived it in stillness and knowing? How much more patient could I be with the people in my life if I lived being still instead of being hurried? How much more peace could I have about bills and menu planning and everything if I lived knowing that it really is all going to work out?
God wants me here in this place. Here in His stillness. The place where He is known. The place where I am His beloved.
Be Still and Know.
Beloved, just Be Loved.