Midweek Push

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

BE STILL

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice…And the LORD said unto him, Go.
(1 Kings 19:11-12,15)

Take a moment to sit still.

No really, try to quiet your mind and think of nothing.

Research has shown that if a man is asked what he is thinking, he can respond with “nothing” and really be thinking about nothing. The opposite is said for women. Our minds are constantly twirling with thoughts and loaded with ideas, chores, and feelings; every issue demands our attention. Unlike men, we can rarely be found, "not thinking" of something. Mark Gungor says that men are able to keep their thoughts and ideas separate from each other and nothing touches. Every item has its own box. With women, everything touches and is connected in some kind of way, like a ball of wire.

However, the Lord can be found in the still, quiet spaces of your mind. He can be heard in the nothing.

Sometimes we look for the Lord in the big signs: healing of the sick, blessing of childbirth, paycheck coming on time, getting the man of your dreams, or receiving that promotion you've been waiting for. If He shows up then, then we know He's there. Although, those are adequate places to see the blessings of the Lord in your life, He may be trying to get you to notice Him in the least likely of places.

God wants you to quiet your mind and hear Him. Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life we may get caught up looking for the Lord in major happenings. Just for a moment today, close your eyes and sit still.

For 60 seconds go to a quiet place. Remove the distractions; silence your phones, televisions, and technology. Don’t think of the “I have to get done’s” or “I need to do this.” God has left His word written in the quiet place of your mind and heart (Hebrews 8:10, 10:16). Sit still and hear His words. One moment of silence can make a world of difference, if you take it.

Today, just for a minute, think of nothing. Listen for the Lord.


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4 comments

  1. hey s.w.a.p. girls-----i LOVE this one!

    karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! We're glad you enjoyed it! God Bless You!

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  2. This is a good exercise to do because women do have a thousand things running thru their mind all at once and we need that extra time to unwind. when I first tried this my mind still wander so I asked God to center me. It worked.

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    1. Maggie, we love the idea to ask God to center us! Nice!

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