It’s really late, or really early.. depending on how you look at it. Everything on the natural plane is quiet right now. If you listen closely, you can hear the house settling on the foundation. Beside me, my daughter’s even breathing brings a slight curl to my lips. Soon, I will also close my eyes.. and join her in peaceful slumber. First though, I am going to relish in this stillness; and, just be.
It’s hard sometimes, to just be. We get so caught up in doing, that we forget that there is nothing that we can do. I know that may seem paradoxical, and in many ways… it is. Everyone is trying to be somebody, rarely realizing that they are somebody. Completely forgetting to be that person. I will not get to where I am going, if I refuse to start from where I am.
Does that make sense to you? That right now, you are everything that you are supposed to be in this given moment. You have everything you need, to do whatever it is that you think you need to do. Instead of doing what it takes, be what it takes. You have what it takes, and it’ll take all that you have.
When Moses asked God, “Who do I say that sent me?” God’s response was, “I AM that I AM.” How profound, that He didn’t say what He went about accomplishing. Jesus, The Word Became Flesh. He Was, He Is, He Is To Come… WHO not WHAT. Jesus is the same; yesterday, today, and eternally.
So, no. We are not God. We are not Jesus. We are, however, made in His Image. So, why are we doing so much, and being so little? God is more concerned with what He is doing in you, than what you can do for Him. Seriously. IF we were able to accomplish what we strive to earn, Calvary would have been for nothing.
This house, is just being… settling on its foundation. Settle in on your foundation, listen to The Holy Spirit.. what is it telling you when everything is still? Do you even know what still is? Can you give yourself permission to just be long enough to hear what really is required of you? That Still, Small Voice… remember that?
Do you sleep like a small child, because you have the faith of one? Does the thought of the fact you are breathing, or that anyone else is, bring a smile to your lips, because you recognize just how significant it is that you have breath? Can you close your eyes, for just a moment, so that they may be opened?
Do it. Just be.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
“Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.