Be still …

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

stormI feel as if I’ve weathered four months of a storm planning, traveling, settling estate business, etc. I’m tired of putting on makeup and a smile on my face when I don’t feel like it. I’m ready to be still for a day. Tomorrow my daughter has hired a babysitter and is giving me the afternoon off to be still. I may wonder around downtown Hackettstown, where I know no one, and enjoy window shopping.

I am reading a book called, “Signs of Faith”—an in your-car devotional (a 2007 Zondervan publication).  Common road signs are used as a tool for faith growth. The first sign is STOP that encourages us to “Be still …” at stop signs or stop lights, not just to pause to look for traffic, but as an opportunity to build your relationship with God.

For one of my jobs I had to commute on surface streets for twenty-two miles each way. There were numerous stoplights that could delay the drive up to two minutes. One day I realized I had no control over the lights, and on days when I wasn’t so lucky to get a green light, I took that time to pray. This not only gave me a chance to catch up on petitions and prayers of gratitude, it kept me from stewing over wasted time.

Dear God, at stop signs and red traffic lights, help me mentally get down on my knees to pray. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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