I don’t know about you but sitting is a difficult task for me. I am a very antsy person. I am always moving my hands while I talk. if I am sitting and listening for a long time, I have to put my hands under my legs to keep myself concentrating on listening longer. This happens especially when I don’t have much interest in what is being said or if it is something I really don’t want to hear.
Can you relate to this at all?
I loved this picture because when I think of being still before the Lord, I think of sitting with Him or sitting at His feet. As I looked at this bench, I could hear myself being called to sit. When I think of benches, I am reminded of times when my children were small. We would walk to the park and after walking for awhile, they would be tired and need to sit. We would stop, take a break, and talk about where we would go next.
God has been walking with me for awhile, preparing me for a new season. Step by step we have been walking. This Fall we took another step into this new season and as I began to walk in obedience with Him in this new place, I found myself very worn out because I was still doing things from the Season before. As I talked to God about it, seeking why I was so worn out, he called me to that bench to sit.
We began talking about where we were going next. He called me to put down everything I was doing, all my activities, my relationships, and my time before Him. As we talked He revealed that He wanted me to sit on that bench with Him for awhile and take some time soaking in His presence.
For the last two months I have been sitting with Him on this bench. I am in awe of the way He has drawn close to me as I have drawn close to Him. He is slowly placing back the activities and relationships that He wants in my life and preparing me to get up off this bench to go where He is leading me.
We need to take time to sit before the Lord. To be still before Him and bask in HIs wonderful, refreshing, and powerful presence. I don’t want to rush anymore. I want to be where God wants me to be and if I am constantly rushing, I might miss something.
There will be Seasons of busyness and trials that come and go but we need to take time to sit with Jesus and be filled with the Living water that refreshes our souls and spirits.
We need to take time to sit in order to be sensitive to HIs Holy Spirit and receive His plan for us. We need to sit with Him so we can be ready when it is time to change directions.
I pray that as you walk through this life, that you will take time to sit at that bench. Those were some sweet times with my children and they are sweet times with my Savior. Be Still and know what an awesome, powerful, and personal God we serve!