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Be still

January 4, 2010

by Pam Fiecke

As we are crossing the threshold of a new year, it is an opportunity to reevaluate our lives in the light of the future.

Anyway you look at it, we are living in a technological age geared to speed.

In the hustle and bustle of today’s living, who has time to be still?

Sometimes a 24-hour day is insufficient time to complete all we have scheduled on our calendars.

We are always in a hurry, rushing from one thing to another. We keep the radio, stereo, and television on because we cannot stand the stillness.

We rush through the fast food, driving through lines with a cell phone in one hand and money to pay for our food in the other. It is as if we are on a carousel revolving so rapidly we cannot get off.

We remember something we have forgotten to do. The phone rings. The noise of the world about us becomes louder and louder.

Yet, times of quiet are necessary for our spiritual well being.

The world says, “Be active; be busy, be industrious.”

But God says, “Be still,” be quiet; don’t rush. There are times we have to learn to be still.

In the center of our soul is the place where God dwells, and where, if we enter and close out every other sound, He will speak to us.

It’s not in the college or academy, but in the silence of the soul, that we learn the greater lessons of life.

Take the time to find stillness within your day. You will then realize you have met peace from within yourself, as well.