Happy 2013!…now…Be still.

Posted by Leigh on January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized |

I keep hearing this running theme.  “Be still“.

Just “be still“.

My mother and father were the first to say that to me…and they said it a lot.  Ironic that a lot of the time it was in church but they weren’t referencing the scripture, it was more about my behavior. However, perhaps scripture is referencing the same thing.

Be still.

I am very rarely still.  Growing up it was called hyper, anxious, energetic.  Now they label it ADD and medicate it.  I have tried the medications and they don’t work very well for me.  They make me too focused, hyper-focused and send my anxiety level off the charts.   So for 2013 God has laid on my heart a different approach.  I’m going to try something different.  This will be the year for being still.  I am voluntarily placing myself in time-out.

Last year my verse was “I am doing a great work and cannot come down” (Nehemiah 6:3) and perhaps I will have an opportunity to explain how that played out in our home throughout 2012.  But this year, I feel strongly that my verse will be from Psalm 46:10

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God”.

A new year is all about resolutions, a fresh start, so I’m going to try that.  I’m going to take this year and explore different aspects and meanings of being still and how that will impact my relationships with family and friends, career, and school.   I’m not sure what all will come out of this journey, but for me that is the best kind of journey.  If I know everything that is going to happen there is very little room for God to work and that puts me in control, not Him.  I want Him to have all the room He wants.

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In order for me to do that, I am going to need to be still.

My church is going to be doing 21 days of health with fasting, exercise and wellness.   I think will help lay a foundation for the year to come.  I hope to incorporate a lot of what we are doing with church with my blog as well.

I am not going to promise a post every day.  My goal is for at least two a week, maybe more, maybe less.  If you do stop by, please leave a comment.  This is why it is here, to create conversation and community.  I have missed writing and am excited about what is to come.

Happy New Year to my friends and family.  I hope you will join me on this journey to “Be Still…” 

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