8.14.2008

An Office Jewel...

I spent a lot of time this week packing and cleaning out my office. Just so you know, I despise both packing and cleaning. I'm just not sure which one I hate the most. But in the midst of the cleaning, sorting, and discarding I came across several random pages of old notes. One of them had to do with "Why Stillness Is Important." This morning I met with a great friend for breakfast and one of the first things he asked me was how my walk with God was going. Straight up and to the point. We all need those kind of friends. Then this afternoon I found these notes so I thought I'd share. I don't have a clue where I got them. For all I know, I may have made them up. But I doubt it. They may be notes of someone else's teaching. I honestly don't know. They were written on some notes that I recognize to be around 3 years old. In any case, I hope this encourages you, as it has me, to seek times of stillness with God.

Why Is Stillness Important? - Psalm 23:1-3
  1. God orders it. - Psalm 46:10 - What God has to say to us is worth waiting to hear.
  2. Wisdom prescribes it. - Ps. 51:6
  3. Survival depends on it. - Psalm 1:1-3 - Just as we need physical rest, we must have spiritual stillness.
  4. Success requires it. - Jeremiah 9:23-24 & Matthew 11:28-29

If you're like me, your life is busy. The temptation is to fool ourselves into always thinking that busyness = godliness. But it's a dangerous thing to get so busy that we forget to be still with God. I pray that this weekend we'll all be able to spend some still time with God.

3 comments:

nicole said...

I'm pretty sure these notes are from a sermon Bro. Gary preached a few years back. I have them noted in my Bible as well. Good reminder

George said...

This is a great reminder to us all to stop and spend time quietly sitting at the feet of God. We think that Sunday is all we need but it sure is easy to get worn out without that daily time with God. This is especially important for ministers because we can some times equate sermon prep time as our daily time with God and that's not good because we aren't feeding ourselves and allowing God to minister to our needs. Nic, remember to set time aside everyday to meet God and practice Stillness.

linley said...

Good word.