The alarm from my phone goes off. It’s 5 A.M. My room is still dark and the winter chill is still felt in the mornings even though spring has already begun. I look at my calendar and put an ‘X’ through yesterday.
"Another day." I think to myself. For me this isn’t a count down or tally but another opportunity to prove to Heavenly Father that I am worthy of the blessings of being a member again.
There will be days when the road ahead seems long and the goal appears too far distant to see. Hope may dim, enthusiasm may lack and encouragement may be scarce; but in these times of plateau may we remember the Psalm, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Still (verb) : make or become still
When I've found myself in an unprogressive state - whether spiritually, physically or emotionally - I tend to jump into the thought process of scrambling to figure out what I’m doing wrong, what I need to do more of or if I’m really where I am supposed to be. Patience is measured in your capacity to accept these moments and doing what you know and what you’re familiar with despite delayed results and expectations.
The Lord promises us peace in our pain, hope through our healing and comfort in conflict. There will be periods in our life where we may unintentionally get carried away in the ambient noise of the world. In such times it is key to remember to “be still”. As we ‘still’our thoughts, ‘still’ our words and ‘still’ the things we do we make ourselves more readily available to recognize, have experiences with and know our Father in Heaven. Know that He is God. “This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom though hast sent.” (John 17:3)