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