A recent prompt at the Loft was ‘Still’. I was hoping to get to work on this and be able to link it up, but it was an interesting prompt, so I figured I would still do it.
The first thing that came to mind was Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10 ESV
Honestly, I hate being still. Even when watching a movie, I like to have crochet or a pen and paper in hand.
Digging deeper into this verse, I learned that the word used for ‘know’ is yada` (yes, yada).
Some of the characteristics of the Biblical usage for this word are:
to perceive and see, find out and discern
to discriminate, distinguish
to know by experience
to recognise, admit, acknowledge, confess
How often do we take the time to distinguish that God is God? To experience it? To acknowledge it, recognise it, admit it, confess it? To consider it?
In today’s world, we do not get much stillness or quietness. We always have to be going or doing something. Our minds have to be occupied.
I think that this is a huge way satan is distracting us. Keeping us busy.
It has been said that being BUSY stands for Being Under Satan’s Yoke. It is pretty true in my mind. I plan to write a post on this in more depth, but today I want to focus on these points.
He wants us too busy to get quiet and be still before the Lord.
We are so uncomfortable with quiet in our world today. I am very guilty of this. It is hard for me to not have something going on in the background, tv, music, podcast. I feel odd if it’s just quiet. But, what if I am missing out on hearing from the Lord in those quiet moments?
He wants us too busy to dig into the Word.
As I mentioned in my post on Bible Study, the Word is our defensive weapon, it is how we grow close to the Lord, it is how we learn to live the way He wants us to. Why would Satan want us to learn how to use that weapon better?
If you are too busy for spending time in the Word, you are too busy.
The past several weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, I have tried to be more intentional about getting quiet. I have not always succeeded, but it is a work in progress.
Do you take time to be still? What can you do this week to get better at it?