Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10

As of late this verse has been on my mind a lot. In fact I have felt compelled to practice it. My thought was that this would be easy. After all 10 minutes should not be difficult, right? Wrong. So I have set out for three or four mornings now (not in a row) and have cleared my mind of myself, my needs, and my work; then simply try to focus on God alone. It is hard.

I had no idea how much my mind would wonder to random place a then b and back to a, then to who knows where. I’m two minutes in. Even this morning, I thought I was closer to having it and noticed that all my books on a bookshelf I hardly look at were leaning in a weird pattern. It bothered me. A lot.

The hope is that practice will make perfect. Guess we will see. Try it today. Now I should point out I am not talking about clearing your mind and letting whatever enter into it. I am saying be still and know that God is God. Focus on Him, His attributes, His goodness, His power, and His love. The list can really go on and on.