Be Still (And Don’t Look at Social Media)

It never ceases to amaze me as the world at large again and again comes to conclusions about ideas that have been floating around the family of God for generations. Today I was trying to feed my mind and clicked on this video by Derek at Veritasium… (it is seven and a half minutes long, but well worth the listen, no need to actually watch the video.)

For those of you who just scrolled right past that, the video describes all kinds of ways that we are better humans if we allow ourselves to be board every once in a while.

As I watched this video I realized how much it describes me.  In an effort to use every moment to its fullest I listen to podcasts, I watch or listen to educational videos, I have a Twitter Feed that is filled with encouraging messages about who I am as a child of God, I have a hard time driving down the road without the music on, I try to stay up to date on current events, and I check Facebook like 8 Bazillion times a day…

And what struck me was the fact that long ago God commanded His people to “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

Even when my prayer life was the most rewarding and healthy it has ever been, it involved using the time while I was in the car to pull it off.

When was the last time I was serious about seriously sitting down, being still, and simply knowing that the LORD is God?  How often do I fill my day so chock-full of good things that even when I do slow down to the point where I might be bored, I simply fall asleep?  What do I need to take out of my life so that I can be bored enough to think about things that actually matter, like God?

What about you?

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