Be Still ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday

 

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God.”
How are you are being still?  Me?  Not so good.  It’s not so much the constantly being in motion (although I usually am) it’s the “mental business” I can’t let go of.  I get twitchy if I’m not doing three or four things at one time.  For the past few months I’ve found myself nearly incapable of sitting through an entire movie, or of sitting still while I’m talking on the phone.  I’ve given up caffeine for Lent, but that hasn’t helped.  It’s only caused me to fantasize daily about Chic-Fil-A’s sweet tea and a Starbuck’s grande cinnamon dolce latte.  Oooh, or maybe a Beekeeper from Java Brewing Company! *sigh*
I even multi-task while I’m praying.  I pray in the shower, I pray while I’m driving, I pray while I’m cleaning house or cooking.  Next month I’ll be doing a lot of “being still” physically, and I’m already nervous about it.  I’m making lists of books to read and movies to watch while I’m on bedrest.  I love the idea of meditation, and I’ve tried it numerous times over the past thirty years, but I’ve found “clearing my mind” to be a Herculean task.  Anyone out there actually good at “being still”?  Life-long multi-taskers who’ve learned who’ve learned to just “shut down” for a little while?
Join Dianna over at The Kennedy Adventures today for Saints and Scripture Sunday.  She wrote a lovely post about “breaking the facade” that really hit home with me!
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5 thoughts on “Be Still ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday”

  1. The only thing I remember about being still is when you catch your mind wandering to other thoughts, bring yourself back to the stillness. It will take many, many tries, but with practice you will find yourself being still for longer periods of time.

  2. You know I smiled from ear to ear when I saw the title of this post, and had to cluck over immediately!!

    I suffer from this SO MUCH as well, as you know. I’m like you, and pray while doing a million other things. I want to go to Adoration more, but the thought of sitting still and doing nothing makes me want to scream.

    No sage words of wisdom, but know I’m right there with you. Love you, lady!

  3. Good for you for pursuing stillness and deep prayer, but I think it is also commendable that you multi-task prayer and walk with the Lord throughout your busy day. I know that I need to work on BOTH…making the time to be still and pray (and work the rest of the my day around it), but also to remember to pray AS I do the things I do.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. It takes time, love, and support to find peace with the restless one. We will talk about that next week on Saint and Scriptures Sunday if you want. Being still takes a lot of practice.

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