Today's Scripture Reflection
Teri Ballou, Communications Manager
Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

This is one of my favorite verses … not because I do it well, but because I do not.

I am not often still. 

How often are we truly “still” in our society? We tend to be so busy. We are doers. Sadly, I do not often take the time to just be still and bask in the knowledge that God is God, that He loves me, and I do not have to DO anything to earn His favor. Even in “normal” times, I have a tendency to be anxious — to worry about events and happenings, whether or not I have control over them. And these are not normal times, are they?
 
Likewise, even when I am “doing nothing”, my mind is still going — planning tonight’s meal, watching tv or listening to music, thinking about someone I should call, or wishing I hadn’t said that thing that offended a friend. And it goes on and on. Even in my “quiet time”, am I really still? Am I so busy reading scripture, or a spiritual book, or confessing, or praying and petitioning God — all good things! — that I forget to take time to just sit with Him?

But God calls us to be still. He calls us to quiet our hearts and minds and just to be. He wants that for us. Why? To know Him. This is truly the heart of God. He wants us to know him. He wants us to KNOW him. How wonderful is that?!!!

Especially in these times, can we take even a moment — perhaps at the beginning or the end of the day — to be still and be with God? Just breathe. No agenda. No noise. No plan. Just bask in His presence. Just to be still and know him. Be still and know. Be still. Be.

In Christ,
Teri
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For Quiet Confidence, Book of Common Prayer p832
O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and
rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be
our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee,
to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou
art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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