Being Still

I just finished a dining room painting project with the help from my family. The detail painting was my wonderful responsibility. I painted a wall mural using stencil and freehand. I took my time and was very careful. I want my family to be surrounded by beauty.

I find the detail painting most therapeutic. It is almost a form of meditation for me. I am inspired by the beauty of it all. I let God inspire me. Speaking of meditation, it is important to listen to that small voice inside you as you commune with your spirit. Psalms 46:10 NIV “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

We get busy with life. I realize that I get busy. There is work, family, hobbies, appointments, television, computers, facebook and more. It tires us out and sometimes leaves us with little time or inclination to appreciate the wonderful people and blessings in our life. That is why it is critical that we have to take time to disconnect from the world and connect with ourselves, our God, and think about what we are grateful for.

Being still is a good time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. If you are working through a challenge, then being still might be a wonderful time to listen to that little voice of reason. Ask God to continue to help you through your trial. What lesson are you to learn? What are you being lead to do?

Now being still does not mean obsessive worrying – that is not being still but rather being in a very agitated state. Being still is a connection with positive forces in your life. It can be a critical look at yourself but should be an encouraging look at where you want to be.  Being still also allows you to rejuvenate and rest. It is a chance to become refreshed. We can share our troubles with God for He has very broad shoulders and loves you. As the psalmist was inspired to write, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Rest in his loving embrace and be rejuvenated.

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