24th October 2020

Be Still! 

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’”
Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

One of the unexpected little pleasures I had over the lockdown period was looking at an empty calendar – and feeling a sense of relief.

Our lives, like so many others, were incredibly busy. Between church, school, my husband’s work, shifts at the hospital, swimming lessons, rainbow guide meetings, PTA, local charity commitments, shopping, cleaning schedules, car servicing, friends and family….you know how it goes.

My life had gotten so busy, so full! It was a good kind of full, I thought. I had time to do a little study, pray daily, read enriching spiritual books as well as keep everything else ticking along as it should. That’s life, right?

I realised though, during the enforced stay-at-home and looking up at that empty calendar that I had not made time to just ‘Be still’ before the Lord.

It was something so unfamiliar to me, how was that possible! I just took a few minutes and embraced the moment. Just standing before God and letting Him draw close. Closing my eyes, pushing out everything else, not saying a word – just allowing God to be God and to just stand before Him.

It was wonderful but why did it take enforced isolation to show me how important, how precious this moment was! A moment I had to ensure was repeated, often.

Try dwelling on those two words ‘Be still’. Carve out some time to do just that and see how God moves in your life and works through you, for your good and His glory.

Father God, teach us how to stop and make time for you. Teach us how to be still before you and to soak up your presence and your love. In Jesus we pray.

Study by Sinead Henderson


About the Author:
Sinead Henderson attends the Northampton Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK.


Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Northampton
Ecton Village Hall
78A High Street

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Gavin Henderson
Phone:  01858 43709
Email:  gavin.henderson@gracecom.church


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