Friday, September 27, 2019

Sitting Still With God

By: Sarah Geringer
“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 NIV 

Fall is my favorite time of year, but it also tends to be my busiest season. This fall will be no different.

Recently I was listening to a podcast while I was working. One sentence stopped me in my tracks. The teacher said, "Make sure some of your Bible study time every day is just for you and God."

I thought, "When is the last time I simply sat still with God?"

For the past 16 years, I've met God in the morning with my One Year Bible. To be honest with you, my daily Bible habit falls to the wayside when I get super busy. That's probably contributing to the stressed, busy feeling that hunts me so often.

As I survey the rest of the fall, my schedule is not slowing down. But if I don't make time to simply sit with God, my peace will be destroyed.

I'm going to resume my morning Bible study. I've also decided to meet God in the narrow space of time that's available to me daily: driving.

For the rest of autumn, when I'm alone in the car, I'm planning to sit with God. When I drop my children off, I pretend I'm picking Jesus up and asking him to ride in the passenger seat. I'm turning off the radio and talking to him. (If you pull up beside me and see me talking to "no one," you'll understand why.)

I'll praise him and thank him for my blessings. I'll talk with him about what's going on. I'll ask him for help and guidance. In this way, my drive time will fill up my peace tank. Since I'm in the car alone about an hour each day through the week, that's five or six hours I can spend alone with God. Hooray for reclaimed peace!

I have a feeling you're dealing with stress and busyness too. Will you use your drive time for time with God? If driving won't work, what other time can you use to reclaim peace? I'd love to hear back from you on creative ways you're sitting still with God. 
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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Reflection questions:

1. What is stressing you out the most right now?

2. When is the best time for you to sit still with God every day?

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