Day 23: Be Still

The Power of Patience

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God.”
Psalm 46:10

Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace… If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness, you know what His will is.  
Amy Carmichael

Being still sounds like such a simple and easy thing.  Why is it so hard for me to do?

God asks us to just be still WITH Him, but we are often too busy performing FOR Him that we don’t even remember how to be still.  In our fast-paced modern world of instant gratification, we are losing more and more of our ability to wait.  We’ve forgotten how to be like the farmer James tells us about.

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
James 5:7-8

The patient farmer waits to receive both the autumn and the spring rains from the Lord which are months apart.  We must be careful not to attempt to harvest too early.  It’s important to wait for God to send His rain to refresh and nourish us.

Don’t judge your crop to be a failure before giving God time to water your fields.  When new life is beginning to grow, it often occurs in secret.  Babies in the womb and seeds in the ground are not evident at first.  The same is true of our spiritual growth.  Your land may not look like much now, but if you are still and wait on God then in His time you will bloom and flourishYour life will be fruitful.

Don’t put a period where God is putting a comma.  He’s not done with you yet.

Be patient.  Learn to wait. Be still

“Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest)” by Kari Jobe

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