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Be-Stillif you have small kids, you know how difficult it is to simply sit down and relax and If you have teenagers…well, that’s an entirely different post altogether…but nevertheless, taking our collective minds off of ALL of the many things we need to DO each day for both work, our children or home can and is overwhelming at times. But yet we as men must try because if we don’t, the people we care about the most probably won’t like us very much. Why? because men tend to wear what we feel.

So you might be thinking, am I really going to write a post about relaxing? Not really…but what I wanted to remind you is that by taking the time to be truly quiet at some point in your day you can be blessed with different, indescribable peace…one from God that will surpass all our human understanding and honestly, that is the place this post is about…

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:17

If you are like me, then you probably find yourself moving at a fast pace from one event to another with various priorities required of you. If there is a purpose to busy-ness, I haven’t quite figured out what that might be although I have learned that the busier I am, the less time I have to be quiet. When that happens, honestly it’s extremely hard to listen…to anyone frankly, let alone God.

What I still don’t completely grasp is why God uses a “still, small voice” when He speaks to us? Why can’t he use Hollywood special effects to get our attention? In my mind that would be far easier…but yet if you really sit down and think about it, when we are quiet is when we are better connected to receive what God has for us…

Riddle me this for a moment…does it make sense that Satan might intentionally keep us slammed with busy stuff and mayhem in order for us NOT to take the time to be still so we might hear God? Kind makes sense right? On any given day, When we are so full of the days details and information that we must remember while at the same time late for an appointment, how can God get through to us besides hitting us over the head?

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

Go with me for a second…describing this with words is somewhat difficult but I’ll try…if you really think about God being God…Almighty…All powerful, knowing everything, seeing everything, as a believer, there is a HUGE security and peace that comes from that knowledge. All I have to do is be still and know that He has everything in my world under control. Just like the picture shows, “Be still, I’ve got this”.

Now I understand these are just my words and some of you might say, just my “feelings” etc. with no facts to substantiate am I right? and I can understand why you would think that way because from the outside looking in, it probably does look more like only words and not actions.

But lets look at this issue in another way, if we change the words “be still” to “let go”, does that impact you any more or any less? For some of us, we maybe holding onto something or someone who is standing in the way of what God has for you. Only you know what or who that might be in your life. The question is, what are you going to do about it? God has this pipeline of peace intended just for you but you must plug in to Him to gain any of it…and that is the purpose of this post…

Be still, or Let go…that is what He is asking of you, and if you will, you will see that He is God and begin to experience some of the incredible blessings He has for you and only you.

That is the challenge for you today is to remember these words from Him…

Be still…I’ve got this.

Until next time guys