Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 221: Be Still and Know

Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”


I've had this verse on my mind all day. Well, that's a lie. I didn't know it was a verse (whoops). I HOPED it was a verse.

I was praying at work like I tend to do (you know, silently, and while you are doing your work, but still-- you are praying hard). I don't remember what I was praying for, but I remember this kept popping into my head, "Be Still and Know."

I was talking to my sister today about how I don't think I can do just one thing at a time. Right now, I'm typing, watching the kids (should have probably waited until they went to bed.. sigh), have the tv on, and the baby crawling all over me (hehe.. giving baby kisses.... so sweet!).. what was I saying?  Oh yeah...

There are times when all of my attention isn't focused on God...

I have fifteen things going on at once seems like, and God is wedged in there between blogging and baby diapers.

And that's fine...

It's good to always have God on your mind.

But sometimes...


God needs to be the center of our attention.

Our one and only thought.

I have to admit-- that sounds hard to me. (just being honest).

But all morning, all day even, I've had that on my mind.

"Be Still and Know"

Have you been still today and only focused on God?

Has your 'God time' been filled with thoughts of other things?

This is definitely something I need to pray about. What about you?

Tomorrow, we'll talk about this verse some more.

God Bless You,
(and the baby... who is giving you all kisses :) )

Linked with: Brag on God Friday


  1. We live in an AGE of distraction! It seems to be our way of life. I'm guessing maybe a large per cent of our ADD is learned behavior!

    But I read somewhere (and I can't remember where now), that when distractions come up in that "God time," to turn them immediately into matters. of. prayer! It was a kind of Aha! moment and Doh! moment, both at once. How simple, bringing every thought captive in prayer, while we're IN prayer! Now if I would just remember to do it more often!

  2. I love that verse, Kelly. I believe God tells us to be still and know, because He understands that it takes the stillness for us to fully know, to be able to comprehend that He is God and He loves us. God wants us to quiet our minds and focus on Him alone. Great post!

  3. today i was reflecting on Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus is asleep on the boat and his disciples are panicking because of the storm. this is the verse that came to my mind and i wrote it down in my journal thinking i would search for the psalm it's from. and here it is! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  4. Peggy, that is so cool! I love when things like that happen. SO not a coincidence.

    Lisa, you are so right. Stillness is hard to come by sometimes, though.

    Sylvia, Yeap, total distraction! It takes a lot of effort to pray without distractions (I pray in the morning on my bike... sigh)

  5. how true is this?! it is for our benefit to be still and be with God....the things we will understand in the quiet of our hearts..I just wrote about this same quiteness today...
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  6. I,ve just discovered your posts and am loving them. Short, refreshing daily reminders about God. Today, thank you for reminding me to Be still ... at the start of this new day.. for just a moment .... and to know God.