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Do you ever feel a bit restless? Like your heart is not quite on fire for Jesus and you’re struggling to rekindle it? Maybe you’ve grown a bit comfortable in your faith and you don’t feel like you’ve grown in a while.

Maybe life is crazy and you’re feeling drained, depleted, and drifting away with the current. Psalm 46:10 tells us to “be still and know that [He] is God” and maybe that spiritual stillness is what’s missing for you today.

Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

What is spiritual stillness?

Spiritual stillness for me is when I quietly sit at the feet of my savior, humbled and patient, lifting my hands and bowing my head in loving submission. It happens when I recognize I cannot do this on my own and I need His intervention and control.

I am still with God when I feel restless and life is a whirlwind around me, spinning out of control. I refocus on Jesus and remember He is my anchor to peace and rest, and even while life is crazy with Him I know I can hang on tight and not get carried away by stress and worry.

For a long time, I thought being still meant just chilling in front of the TV and being a potato. I would shut down and just veg out for a while, but when I got back up I wasn’t feeling closer to Jesus, nor was I feeling rested. In fact, often I felt like I’d drifted further away and was even more exhausted.

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This is where God began to show me that stillness is about rest for my soul. Being still and knowing He is God is about resting in Christ. Sure, being a potato can help you physically, but if you’re not handing yourself over to Christ for Him to work in you and restore your soul, you’ll never be made into potato chips, salted and ready to bring flavor to the world.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 ESV

If you’re feeling disconnected from God or overwhelmed by life, come back to Him, rest at His feet, meditate over His Word, talk to Him as you would talk to a friend, pour your heart and soul out to Him so He can pour Himself into you and give you the rest you need that only He can provide.

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