Has someone ever said to you, “Don’t just stand there do something.”?
Or maybe you have said it to someone? Your kids maybe?
I can without a doubt answer YES to all those questions.
I heard it as a kid, and I know I have said it to my husband and kids as well. I have also heard it in ministry and service settings.
Those very words reverberate in my soul. The way they were spoken to me, and maybe to you as well, indicate that it is wrong to be idle. To gain approval or not call into question our actions, we must always be doing something.
I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I must be doing something. I often feel guilty if I take time to sit, and I am not working on the computer, or reading my Bible or a spiritual based book. I tend to push myself and work all times of the day and night.
If I do take time for myself to meet a friend, go to the movie, or read a book that is just for fun, then I feel as if I must make up the time I “wasted” in doing something for me.
Confession: It is hard for me to sit and just be. It is hard for me to not just get out my list and start checking off the items 1, 2, 3… and let’s move on. It’s as if I became a product of an environment that says there is an urgency to get things accomplished and always keep moving.
Oh please, oh please …. tell me you can relate?
I know in my head, but sometimes forget in my heart that my worth and value is not in the things I do, but just in who I am.
This year, I feel as if God has asked me to focus on the word “Dwell”. In doing so, I know that God is asking me to take a deep breath and just breathe.
He is asking me to spend time with Him and Him alone. He is asking me to set aside tasks and list. He is making sure my heart is in the right place. He is making sure I know He is the most important thing, and as I make Him the most important thing, all the rest will follow.
I know in the secret place where I spend time with Him, that He will give me revelation and refreshing. I also know that He wants to be my first love and yours too.
Sometimes however, our priorities can slip and we let ministry and people become our first loves in His place.
During my devotional time this last week, I was reading Bob Sorge’s book the “Secrets of the Secret Place.” He said,
“In the secret place we simply stand. NO great agenda, no mighty ambitions, no rush to move on to the next thing. We just stand before Him and love Him.”
In fact, there is no higher calling and no greater purpose than to stand in His presence worshiping Him. That means, my plans, my agenda, my tasks, and to do lists all need to be set aside as I just stand.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God (Psalms 95:6-7a NIV).
In the song, “THE STAND” by Hillsong, the chorus speaks to this very thing:
I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned
in awe of The One who gave it all
I’ll stand my soul, Lord, to You surrendered
all I am is Yours
Psalm 27:4 has been the cry of my heart since God gave me the word “DWELL” at the beginning of the year. May it be the cry of all our hearts not just today, or this year, but every day of our lives.
May the cry of all our hearts be …. All I am is Yours Lord, All I am is Yours!
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