Be Still

This was originally published on March 17, 2010 on A Beauty Glorious.

In the interest of full disclosure, I need to tell you that I’m writing this in the middle of a noisy school cafeteria with about thirty things on my mind. I was up late at a meeting, then I had to finish a paper, so I only got about four hours of sleep before I was flying out the door to catch my carpool to school. Sometime really soon, I need to go by the missions office to check on some fundraising, write two skits for my Mexico trip,
Be still…
write a few more scenes of my A Little Princess adaptation, prepare to lead a small group, study my script for the scene I need to rehearse tonight, email my trip leader some info he wanted, read a ridiculously dense chapter of Theory/Theatre and write a response to it,
Be still…
and probably read a few more chapters that I am forgetting about. And this is an easy day. Just wait another month or two till finals hit, and I will be inches away from an epic death by homework…
Be still…
Oh, hello. Were you trying to say something, God? I’m sorry, could you speak up? I’m in the middle of texting, and I have to write this blog, and I have my music on, and I’m worried about this other thing…
Be still and know that I am God.

Now there’s an idea.

So often in the middle of my craziness I forget to take that time to just chill out with God. Even when I do spend time with him I sometimes feel like I have to get something done. I need to read a couple Bible chapters, I need to pray for a huge list of people, I need to pray for my campus and my church and my city and my nation…


Oh. Yeah.

Sometimes, that’s enough. Sometimes, there comes a point where the world can wait and GOD, and only God, deserves my focus. Homework needs to get done. Bible study and intercession are both excellent uses of time. But sometimes…

Breathe. Wait. Listen. Relax and let it go for a while.

Take some time to just be with Me.

It’s enough to just lay down, close my eyes, and remember…

Yes. You are God. You are God. Thank you. I love you.

I love you, too.

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”


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