To Be Still


I’ve avoided many opportunities for this moment. I don’t like to sit still when there is so much to do. My dishes need to be washed. My clothes need to be cleaned. The worship songs need to be picked for this Sunday. Student comments need to be finished next week. Sure I can just take nap or go for a run and erase all of the worldly duties. But even taking a nap and going for a run need to be on my list of things to do in order to be completed.

To add to my chaotic schedule, Korean life here is busy. I tend to be fast-paced but when I came to Korea, I tripled in speed. Now I fast walk to my workplace, I run to catch a bus, I cut in line to order coffee. When did I become so selfish? Time has been so controlling and so has been my time with God. My free time is wasted on being on the computer or watching movies. Even when I am alone, it’s the perfect time to speak to God. Instead, I cannot sleep without having some sort of music or movie on.

For many of us, we are scared of silence and/or scared to be alone. Being in a still, quiet place cannot be an option for us. It sounds more like a punishment. Yet, the times when I have surrendered to God in the stillness, God makes Himself fully known. But here’s an amazing fact: God…this whole time…has been seeking us, yet we have not turned to Him. The moments of stillness is the perfect time to see God.

Ha! We think we can walk around the world going out with our friends, going to church every Sunday, watching movies alone…there is nothing wrong with that. But if those actions are interfering with our moments of being still, then we are wasting our time. We are missing out on the signs God has all around us, sometimes signs right under our nose. Church is important. Friendships and family are important. But moments with God are even greater.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post and feel encouraged to stop and just be still.  God doesn’t require hours and hours of your time.  He knows what you have going on and what season you’re in.  If all you have is 15 minutes, give Him those 15 minutes.  I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend! As always, we love hearing from you!


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