Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Spirit of Stillness


'Stillness' is not a word that many of us use anymore, let alone experience. But more than ever at any point in history, woman today desperately need stillness.

We need stillness because that is what the inspired word of God has instructed for us--"Be still and know I am God." Busy schedules and hectic lives crowd out that much needed stillment. We need to be vigilant to schedule time to nurture stillness in our lives.

Those who are able to nourish their lives with stillness have more energy , focus and perspective throughout their day. Why do we tend not to include stillness into our schedules? We plan everything else from meals to housework but leave out our much important quiet time .

Quiet time, you ask, how can I achieve quiet time will all the things I have to do? It is possible. Wisely taking as little as 15 minutes a day will bless you and your household immensely and will refresh the mind and spirit. Where do you experience stillness? Hidden away in your bedroom? The library? In the sanctuary of the outdoors? There are many places we can find stillness---even in our bathrooms!

We need quietness to meet with the Lord and hear his voice. We cannot receive direction from Him if we cannot hear Him. We cannot hear his voice if we are going 100 miles per hour while the stereo is blasting. Peace and stillness work hand-in-hand. We have so many challenging areas in our lives and yet we choose to be busier instead of resting near the calm waters of life and drawing serenity from it. May we find a beautiful private sanctuary for us to find stillness so that our precious souls will be tended to.

1 comment:

runningtothecross said...

As I sit here reading through all of your posts about large family dynamics, I read with great anticipation of what's to come! I am going to soon be mother to my seventh child, many ask me how I do it, but in all truthfulness, I don't.

I struggle at times to just get the basics done. I look forward to gleaning from your wisdom as you share with us. I would love to learn more about how to manage it all, that is homeschooling, organization, (and all the other topics you write on)!

Currently my oldest is 9 (10 in July) and our newest addition is due at the beginning of September...time is going by quickly (as I knew it would) and my mind can think of a million things to do as I race to get the home in order before our impending homebirth.

Your site has greatly blessed me already and with God's help, cause me to become that blessed mother and wife that is so often spoke of in the Bible.

Blessings to you!


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