I strongly believe that we will experience seasons of activity (from exciting to gut-wrenching) as well as seasons of stillness. Stillness in our hearts, in our bodies and in the Lord. These seasons are crucial. They are vital to the longevity of our life with Jesus. If all we did was go go go we would wind up spent, hurt, desperate or lonely. We must stop. We must obey His voice that tells us, “enough”. And in that we must find contentment.
“O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.”-Psalm 131:1-2 (ESV)
Close your eyes with me, and envision that small babe. After fussing and fighting and kicking, knowing something was needed but unsure of what, finding complete fullness and quiet safety in it’s mother’s arms. Friends, sometimes He simply asks us to stop fighting and fussing, accept the nourishment that He has offered, and find complete contentment in the calm and quiet of His embrace. That space is more than enough. It is far better than any place of activity we could ever be, because without the stillness and nourishment offered there we would have no means to go and make His Name great.
Can I ask you something? Does the idea of finding complete contentment simply by being with Him cause anxiety in your heart? Do you struggle to feel that your faith is only as valuable as the work you are doing with it? Know that your faith is really only as valuable as the time you spend with your Father. So don’t fight the day, month or season of stillness. Let Him nourish and quiet you.
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