be still, and know

This year I’ve managed 112 consecutive days reading my Bible in bed before breakfast.

I’ve never done that before, after spending half a life time reading “The Word” at the end of each day.

So I was not that impressed when a tradesman arrived an hour earlier than booked, and I had to evacuate stage left or be confined to the upstairs whilst the ground floor LVT was being cleaned and re-sealed.

You could say I was mildly annoyed.

My eldest son wondered if I might spend my “day off” drawing, so I stuck my Bible, drawing pad, and pencils into the car with a folding chair and headed off to the nearest wildlife haven.

I really wanted to start “birding” as soon as I arrived, but disciplined myself into reading 4 chapters of Ezra before charging into the day.

Do you know what.

The whole experience was utterly luxurious!

How wonderful to be still, and read.

Yes, even what some might call the boring bits of the Bible.

I felt F A N T A S T I C , sitting there.

All the time my senses were alert, and i found myself praying for those around me.

My spirit was attuned to the possibility that I might be able to witness to a couple parked up nearby.

As I sat and latterly stood the birds seemed to come to me, incredibly a Hobby flew straight overhead and I never seen one this close to home before.

I’d been reading and setting aside my plans, and tuning into what The Lord might have in store for me. The words that I read, the sermons I’ve been hearing all combined, and I just took time out to be still.

In the course of half an hour I had three conversations with total strangers.

Could this be glimpse into how Jesus wants us to live our lives?

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10: 7-10 King James Version

Or was I quietly revelling in the truth found in the Psalms?

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10

One comment on “be still, and know”

  1. Brilliant!

    Sent from my iPhone


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