Still.

I’ve held on to this for a week now… ⁣

“The Lord will fight for you, and you must be quiet.” Existed 14:14 ⁣

“Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.” 1 Samuel 12:16 ⁣

“To seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we have commanded.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11 ⁣

Listen. ⁣

Peace. ⁣

Silence. ⁣

Rest. ⁣

There’s a theme woven through these verses that is heavy on my heart. ⁣

Still. ⁣

For a while now, a friend of mine and I have talked about the wilderness and what that means in a Biblical sense. And I think in each occurrence, there’s a sense of stillness, which provides a place of peace and rest. A place where you can be silent and listen rather than to talk and ignore. ⁣

You see, I see stillness as a deliberate action. Stillness isn’t doing nothing because it requires a lot. I like to compare it to active yoga poses. While it appears as though nothing is happening, your body works incredibly hard to be still in that moment. ⁣

I’m scared. I’m scared to be still because I like to go and do and I sometimes use doing as an escape from sitting and reflecting. ⁣

I know this year will be a year of growth, and I’m genuinely excited, and anxious, and a million other things, so feel free to pray for me😉⁣

Also, if you have a word for 2020, I’d love to hear it and I’d be so honored to pray for you as well!

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