Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Caffeine and Devotions

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

After the holidays and nearly a month of travel, I’m trying to re-establish habits. Regular exercise, healthy eating, devotions and writing haven’t happened in quite a while. So after a workout class this morning, I sat at my desk with my devotional. The weekly theme is ‘Be Still’.

Be still.

At the time, my knee was pumping up and down as I held my 52 ounce travel mug. My heel thumping against the floor could probably be heard downstairs. The irony struck me. When was the last time I was truly still in the presence of God, resting in His arms, feeling His peace at my core?

Be still.

I stopped my jiggling, sat back in my chair and took a deep breath. Boy that felt good! I paused like that for several minutes, calming my mind and body and readying myself to hear God’s message. Thank you, God, for reminding me and giving me permission to stop. Prayer time is not something to check off my to-do list.

God built worship and rest into the weekly rhythm. He prescribed a day of being, not doing. God intended Sunday (or your Sabbath) to restore our energy in preparation for the week ahead. But taking a day off requires trust – that God can hold the world together for a day, that enjoying a nap, hobby or family time is restorative, that the week ahead will be better because we paused, not worse, and that we can release control for a moment.

When is your soul truly still?

Be still and know that I am God. (tweet this)

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