So… Have you ever encouraged people to the point you are more so encouraging yourself?
I happened to me, this week… yes it did. It seems like I’ve been giving everyone this word all week… and then.. it appears! Be Still.
But maybe God has been really speaking to my soul.
I had a vision or a dream the other
morning. It was about My Grandmother , Mae. She
was in my spirit this morning. Her resoluteness. Her certain magic. I saw an image in my mind of how she used to stand over her kitchen , & just look out and stare straight ahead… or look at her children and grandchildren while standing resolute at that counter… the only one still… the only one… quiet…
I used to catch her eye sometime and he’d just stare at me with a lil smirk, & say nothing.. yet she would smile… as though she had a secret. I know she didn’t do this with me alone, yet it often felt like she did. I felt like she was Present. And Happy.
We are- My family- The Stenson’s- are a family that’s known for being Present.
So I wrote my families a letter and emails this A.M.:
“Let’s redeem that, this week.
Let’s be still enough to notice. “
Just exactly what my grandma Mae was praying and thinking deeply….contemplating… feeling…or feeling about her people in that place. In her kitchen,… just …Being Still . Will forever have me wondering.
I had a week sort of like this , this past week ,in quiet contemplation.
Yet I was blessed to find peace this week in being still. My grandmother visited me, this week. Mae practiced that regularly. Stillness. I believer this where I get that stillness from.
When I’m not still my mind and world turns upside Down .. Things are out of order …what ‘s important sort of diminishes and I get distracted.
My Priorities shift.
So in the spirit of Mae , I ask you to be still this week, spend time alone and with God and think… just be resolute … find resolve … find peace.
I looked up STILL in the dictionary and the word STILL meant” ‘ to be (current, to make motionless.)’
Whew, that just took me some place! In my book, Red Sea Situations, I wrote a chapter called ‘What’s Your Positional Stance?’ I recall several motionless nights…just siting there waiting on God. Not moving. No deciding, but waiting to hear his voice, look for an impression, let him decide my fate, etc… Then, I looked it up n the Hebrew language concordance to gather deep meaning… Being “Still” in the concordance means to: (relax, abate, withdraw, to let drop, refrain, or forsake.) Funny that I found words that pertain to such life-giving spiritual purpose. Intertwined with the words often my husband and I use to encourage one another: We always tend to say to each other:” Just Sit Back, relax and Enjoy the ride..”
Because our pilot, who’s sits in the heavens knows we are just co-piloting. We must know it, too. Life is too busy when we attempt to take over the reigns.
Being Still… is a gift . It can be such a ” wonderful adjective”, yes, I said adjective! Because… “Being Still.” Takes active intention, and quite a bit of WORK! So… Be Still and listen to your little soul while you do…