Is There Purpose to Being Still?

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Experiencing stillness doesn’t happen often for many. The hustle and bustle of every day’s demands take charge and our incomplete “to do” list is usually still in our hands by the time the day comes to an end.

My husband and I were approaching the lake one evening last week and the sunset was reflecting on the water. The water was still, still to the point of mirroring glass. A water-skier’s dream but we weren’t water skiing. We were simply planning to launch the dog’s toy into the water and enjoy watching him swim to retrieve it. We are fully aware he will return it to us with hopes the game will not come to an end.

After a few throws of the toy, we jumped into to a canoe to experience this stillness as intimately as we could. The calmness was drawing us in. We were the only ones on the lake with a few horses grazing in the grasslands in the distance and the church built in the 1800’s up on the hill for a beautiful view. We stopped paddling to hear the silence since we were the only sound to be heard.

We left the camera on shore to protect it from the possibility of getting wet wishing we could have snapped a few shots from the water level but mostly we wished we would have had our bible with us to share a peaceful devotion time. Instead, we coasted in the center of the lake and took in the peace of God’s creation and thanked Him for allowing the opportunity to be still in Him.

As a single or married Christian; are we still in Him often enough?

Proverbs 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

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