The Reminder To Be Still

by | Sep 3, 2015 | Love God

It’s coming at me from what feels like everywhere.

Be still.

It was today’s verse of the day on my YouVersion app.

It was the scripture in my devotional reading this morning.

It’s was the basis of a friend’s Instagram photo.

It’s a plaque in my office, and it’s written on my heart.

Be still.

Psalm 46 10 Be still

That isn’t so easy for this girl who likes to get things done, to cross things off the list, to fix what needs fixing, to right was is wrong, and to feel accomplished in my day. To do, to go, to make a way.

My friend Katie Reid hits the nail on the head when she refers to girls like us as “tightly wound women.” I think I could be her poster child.

It’s hard to fix our eyes on God, when we’re too busy fixing the world.

(Are we really called to fix the world anyway?? Isn’t that God’s job??)

This battle within between doing and being still ebbs and flows in my life. There are times I do well balancing both, but it’s becoming clear today, this isn’t one of those times. I must need the reminder to set aside the doing, to settle in the being.

Settle in the being

Could you use this reminder today, too?

Yes, we each have responsibilities, commitments, deadlines, and such. Most of us can’t just be still all day long. But I believe we can find snippets of time throughout our day to pause. To stop. To be still. To breathe. To rest. And to turn our ears and hearts away from the world, and set them facing God.

To be still and know He is God.

To rest in His sovereignty. To trust Him no matter what you’re going through. To rely on His strength and not your own. To just be in His presence, and to refill your parched soul. To quiet your heart and to listen to what God is speaking to you.

There’s nothing like it.

He will be honored by every nation and throughout the world, but is He honored in our hearts??

I invite you to join me. Be still today. In whatever pieces of time you can carve out.

God will meet us in the stillness. May He bless you, especially today.

Much love,

Julie
It’s a joy to link up with Suzie and friends for #livefreeThursday. It’s a great day to live free, don’t you think??

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10 Comments

  1. Debbie Wilson

    Julie,
    I have a hard time being still too. Even if I’m physically still my mind often darts from project to project. I want to join you and be still in my heart and know that He is God. Thank you for this sweet refreshment.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Debbie! Thank you for stopping over and spending part of your day with me. 🙂 It’s a joy to have you here. Glad we can be still together. Praying for sweet refreshment for your soul.

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  2. Crystal Hornback

    Thank you for this reminder, Julie! I am a female…. of course I want to fix all the things on all the days! Be still. Yes! It’s something I have to remind myself of often. I’m grateful for a God who meets me right in the middle of all the fixer-madness and reminds me to BE. Thanks for allowing Him to use you today! #livefreeThursday

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Crystal, I appreciate your presence here and your words. I’m grateful God meets us in our fixer-madness too! Thankful we can just BE in His presence. It’s a joy to journey beside you today. Bless you!

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  3. Laura Rath

    Hi Julie! Coming over from #livefreeThursday. “Be still, and know that I am God” was in my devotion this morning too, in a different place than where you mentioned. God certainly knows how to reinforce a point, doesn’t He?
    Blessings,
    Laura

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Oh, wow. Thank you, Laura. Yes, I guess He’s gotten my attention today. 🙂 Thanks for sharing that! Have a blessed day.

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  4. Bomi

    Amen! Thank you so much. Much love to you too:)!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you for stopping over, Bomi. Have a blessed day!

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  5. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Lovely post, and a good thought…but not for me, not now.

    I’m running out of time; I can’t be still. There is a message to get out, there is work to be done, and the Man is giving me both the tools to Do It, and the sandal in the heinie to motivate me.

    Dying may suck, big time, but there are jewels scattered amidst the wreckage.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      I’m encouraged by your passion, Andrew. Your passion to get the message out, and to be obedient to use the tools you’ve been given. You are one amazing man. Keep finding the jewels. I’ll be praying they’ll be abundant! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. It does my heart good to see you here.

      Reply

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