ChristinaCookLee
I realize I have been given gifts to share, and share I must, but I must also recognize my need to be comfortable with stillness … for it is in the stillness that You said I would know You as my God…

DECEMBER 27, PRAISE HIM AS THE PROVIDER OF STILLNESS

“Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”  —Psalm 46:10

Lord of Quietness, Suddenly, there is not much to do … at least not like there was a few days ago. People in general are slowing down—somewhat. I find myself habitually wondering what I should do next. It reminds me a little of when my babies were born. All of the preparation and waiting, finally giving way to her joyous arrival…only to be followed by long periods of silence as they rested up from being born. 

During that time, I hardly knew what to do with myself. I had not anticipated being a victim of the “post partum blues”, but I was. I found myself too geared up to calm down and just enjoy their presence; too overwhelmed by responsibility to really relax.

Isn’t that the way it is sometimes with our relationship? Don’t I often become so carried away with the act of being a Christian that I don’t know how to just settle back and enjoy Christ?

I realize I have been given gifts to share, and share I must, but I must also recognize my need to be comfortable with stillness … for it is in the stillness that You said I would know You as my God.

I realize I have been given gifts to share, and share I must, but I must also recognize my need to be comfortable with stillness … for it is in the stillness that You said I would know You as my God…

DECEMBER 27, PRAISE HIM AS THE PROVIDER OF STILLNESS

"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."  —Psalm 46:10

Lord of Quietness, Suddenly, there is not much to do … at least not like there was a few days ago. People in general are slowing down—somewhat. I find myself habitually wondering what I should do next. It reminds me a little of when my baby was born. All of the preparation and waiting, finally giving way to her joyous arrival … only to be followed by long periods of silence as she rested up from being born. 

During that time, I hardly knew what to do with myself. I had not anticipated being a victim of the “post partum blues”, but I was. I found myself too geared up to calm down and just enjoy her presence; too overwhelmed by responsibility to really relax.

Isn’t that the way it is sometimes with our relationship? Don’t I often become so carried away with the act of being a Christian that I don’t know how to just settle back and enjoy Christ?

I realize I have been given gifts to share, and share I must, but I must also recognize my need to be comfortable with stillness … for it is in the stillness that You said I would know You as my God.