To be still in God doesn’t mean we can’t move ahead. It doesn’t mean we can’t pursue dreams and passions placed deeply inside our souls. Being still in His presence actually means moving within it. it’s about stepping forward at His pace and never our own.
The gravity of the sun is what keeps the planets in orbit. Its force holds them in perfect rotation around it. Imagine if we, the living stones of Christ, stayed rotating around the S-O-N, trusting the force of an all powerful God to keep us right where we are supposed to be.
Too often we end up like meteors: dead rocks falling from the sky lit up with our own pride. Sure, it looks pretty for a time, but all we’re really doing is flailing around of our own free will in submission to nothing. And then we crash hard. Proverbs 16:18 tells us that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Over the next 31 days, I want to talk about the courage it takes to live in His stillness, and the faith it takes to let His will remain in the center. I want us to discuss being living stones, using our gifts for His glory. I’m praying for connection, conversation, and a reawakening of passion in each heart who reads this series.
Friend, when trust and faith are out of balance, stillness is incomprehensible.
For the entire month of October, we are going to journey our way to the sweet spot of stillness. It’s a place that gives God glory and satisfies our souls all at the same time.
What do the words be still mean to you?
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Day Two: The Ugly “S” Word…
Day Three: The Day I Fell Out of the Raft (Literally)
Day Four: For When the Break Isn’t Clean
Day Seven: Finding the Still Inside the Storm
Day Eight: Stillness Requires Vision
Day Ten: Stillness Begins in the Heart
Day Eleven: Stillness Requires a Heart Willing to Respond
Day Twelve: Because Stillness Doesn’t Always Feel Still
Day Thirteen: The Act of Standing in Stillness
Day Fourteen: Stillness Requires Commitment
Day Fifteen: Stillness Demands Steadfast Faith
Day Sixteen: Stillness and the Emotional Dam
Day Seventeen: Stillness and the Hummingbird
Day Eighteen: Stillness Requires Boldness
Day Twenty: The Primary Offender of Stillness
Day Twenty-One: We Are All in Process
Day Twenty-Two: The Day Fear Dropped Me Off in Crazy Town
Day Twenty-Three – The Incompatibility of Stillness and Control
Day Twenty-Four: Jumping the Wake
Day Twenty-Five: Because We All Need Friends
Day Twenty-Six: We Need to Practice Stillness
Day Twenty-Seven: So Much of the “Still Life” Boils Down to Choice
Day Twenty-Eight: Going with the Flow
Day Twenty-Nine: For When God Seems Still
Day Thirty: How Waiting Can Lead to Stillness
Day Thirty-One – The Struggle to Live a Still Life… The Conclusion