The answers we seek never come when the mind is busy; they come when the mind is still.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10
This scripture reminds us that the vastness of the universe is under God’s control. It is in stillness that we defeat the storms of life as we come to the altar of God and meditate on His written Word. When the busyness of life fills our heart, we cannot hear the voice of God. It is in peace and stillness that we begin to hear God’s voice.
Stillness should be a continuous state of being where we acquire a deeper sense of God’s presence in every life situation we encounter. It is a God-inspired language that renews the spirit, mind and soul so we may know His will as we silence our own imperfect thoughts.
The aftermath of the holiday season can leave us with drained bank accounts, spent energy and mental exhaustion from family gatherings. As much as we try to rebound and calm the chaos, we come to realize the secret to stillness and inner peace is retreating into the arms of God.
I also encourage you to volunteer by giving your time and energy to helping others within your community. It takes our eyes off self and helps us to view humanity through the eyes of our Maker.
“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 (NLT)
Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas, Cousin. I think we might all be ready for a little stillness and quiet as we ready for the New Year. Fresh starts are a good thing. Here’s wishing your 2020 will be amazing!