Be Still - You’ve
Got To Be Kidding?
By Kimberly Chastain
This article is an excerpt from Kimberly Chastain’s
ebook entitled, “Pearls of Encouragement for Christian
Working Moms” found on her website.
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
Be still and know that
I am God. Can you even imagine being still? I think
this verse was specifically written for the harried
times we live in. You may be saying to yourself if I
am still I will fall asleep. I have to keep moving to
get everything done. Do you find it difficult in your
quiet time to just be still and listen to God? Do you
often start thinking of what you need to do tomorrow
or get at the grocery? God is asking us to be still,
quiet and know Him. We can’t know Him if we don’t
spend time with Him. Have you ever noticed that you
often feel closer to God when you are in nature? You
take a walk in the woods or go to the ocean and you
are in awe of His creation. I often think we feel closer
to God in nature, because it is quiet. David was a shepherd,
some of the disciples were fisherman - plenty of time
to talk and listen to God. I remember several times
in my quiet times that God continue to bring this verse
to my mind and rest in Him.
Are you afraid of the
quiet? As working Moms we are always busy and stopping
to think is not always a luxury we have. It is almost
if we slow down everything will come crashing down.
Do you allow yourself those quiet moments with yourself
and God? I know this is really hard if you have young
children - you often don’t even get to go to the
bathroom. If you do get to go to the bathroom it seems
you are hardly there alone. Make time to be still and
know. Don’t pray for others or yourself, take
time to listen to what God has to tell you. You will
be blessed by being still and knowing God.
Word of Encouragement:
God knows we are busy, yet He patiently waits for us
to talk with Him. I would encourage you sometime this
week to take 15 minutes to 1/2 hour to just be still
and know God. Listen for his still small voice. Don’t
be surprised if this is hard to do, but the rewards
are worth it. Listen to Him.
Prayer Thought: Lord,
you know it is hard for me to turn my brain off sometimes.
It is hard for me to focus on you. Help me to take the
time to just listen to you and bask in your glory. Help
me to learn to depend on You and all your knowledge.
Help me in this fast paced world to be still.
© 2004 Kimberly Chastain
About the Author
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She was recently featured in the book the Myth of the
Perfect Mother. She is the author of “Help, I
Just Can’t Say No” and Pearls of Encouragement
for Christian Working Moms. To schedule a free, initial
coaching session send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.christianworkingmom.com.
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