What Happens When Instant is No More? (Be Still)

Have you noticed that we have gone from a culture of innovations to a culture of instantaneous life? And with instantaneous life we have acquired acute boredom, some version of ADD,  and marriages that resemble a reality show mentality. So, is “instant” all it is cracked up to be? Or are we just cracked?

But for all of our undoing of ourselves, family, and culture; we appear to be circling back around.

For example the latest housing movement is called “Tiny” and the latest lifestyle is called “Unplugged.”  So for all of our technology, up-to-the-minute news, and electronic social gatherings; we still crave human contact and a simpler lifestyle. Rather unusual, don’t you think?

Sometimes I think having Wegener’s disease along with all it creates is a blessing.  I have learned to prioritize what is really important to me and my family. I do love keeping up with friends and family through the internet, but I would be just as happy rolling down a hillside with my grandkids or fishing off the dock with our toes dangling in the water.

You know the bible gives great advice for living our life! And these are just some of God’s action words…

Be still.    Wait.     Patience.      Listen.     Know.

The exact opposite of what we are doing today!  God tells us that if we do “be still, wait, patience, listen and know,” something good will follow! Now don’t confuse what I am saying with “prosperity preaching!” Good can be anything from a renewed mind,  body, and soul, to answered prayer.

For the next two weeks, I have no choice but to “be still, wait, patience, listen, and know,” and I have decided to use this as a sabbatical. And to prove God keeps His word in all things, as long as we follow Him. I will document it for you.

Because I know without a doubt God is always with me, even when I am not with Him.  Through my stubbornness and lack of sight, He was there. And I want you to know He is there for you too!

The first scripture that I will begin with is Psalm 46.  I will rise in the morning by six am, scripture reading, meditation, and prayer. During the day my focus will be on Godly things; music, scriptures, meditation, and prayers.  I will write with God, talk with God, and (sort of) walk with God. I will end the day reading Christian literature, which is the book called “One Way” by Dorothy Myers, and then nightly “grateful” prayers.

You can join me too! If you usually rise at 6, rise at 5. Read a passage of scripture, meditate for ten to twenty minutes, and then pray. You should be finished by your usual rising time and ready to take on the day! Be sure to keep a notebook on the scripture that you read, and prayers that you pray. You will be amazed to see God’s work in your life!!

God Bless You!


Author: jonithetentmaker

Published author of the awesome Christian children's book, "The Tent Maker". The Tent Maker blog and The Tent Maker.org website is free for kids. Stories, games, coloring pages, and contests. Fun and fellowship go hand in hand, especially if it is a child's hand! My other blog, Thru The Bifocals of my Life, is my adult blog about how I see life through the bifocals that I must now wear and a little hindsight 20/20! Like everyone, I am very much human, flaws and all.

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