I am reminded every day of Psalm 46:10 which clearly states, Be still and know that I am God. Did you notice I used the word clearly. I have this verse on my computer at work, my computer at home and on the bulletin board in my kitchen. I know myself and I know that I need to be reminded of this often!
Let me take you back a few steps to where I have been and where I am heading. I have been praying for about a year now for a certain area of my life to open up and for the Lord to show me what He would like me to do. Of course being STILL and knowing that He is God and in control is so hard for me. Can you relate? In my thoughts daily this particular item is running through my mind and I have a list of what I feel is the best thing, how I can organize it, where I fit in and what is needed from me. I have it all worked out if the Lord would only answer my prayer (oh, yes, in the way I have organized it), I would be in great shape.
Then again I am reminded….of Psalm 46:10 Be Still…..that is a hard task when you are task orientated, always wanting to be busy and on the go. I am slowly learning over the past year to be still, not to rush, not run, not to jump but to be still.
Yesterday a guest of Keswick’s walked into my office and we just starting to chat about prayer and what she is working through in her life. She had the same type of story that I have….praying and having a hard time waiting. She told me she is learning to walk with God. What a thought….”Walk with God”; again I am reminded to be still or at least slow it down, not to run, not to rush and not to jump but to be still and wait for the Lord.
What have you been praying about this past year and are you still waiting for an answer? Join with me and walk with the Lord for a time, during which you will get the answer you need.
Lynn Wilson a wife and a mother of two. Currently on Staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to…touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother.