HOW DO YOU SPELL 'S T I L L" ?
I originally wrote these words at 4:30 in the morning. The room was quiet. The air outside was still and clear. And, except for the occasional noise that would come from the walls, the only sound was coming from my pen.
I have since learned a lot about being still. I told someone in my office just today that we live in a microwave world. By that I mean we want everything right away.
I know you have heard the joke. The clerk said, "When do you want it?" Answer: "Yesterday". Well, that sort of sums up our attitude just about everything.
But, as I was saying, what I have learned is there is so much good from being still. Let me be the first to say that IT IS HARD to just be still. But, my friend, it is in the quietness of life that strength is had. In the noise and confusion of our living we are easily made victims of discouragement and defeat.
In Numbers 13:30 the word is: "And Calab stilled the people before Moses and said, 'Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.'"
That is my word for you at this hour. In the quietness is your strength. You can overcome. This is not to say that all will be changed...immediately. But it is to say that one's attitude and being weighed down by the confusion and problems will be lessened.
Lord, may your blessing rest especially on this one.