I hate standing still. I wait tables for a living and walking is not just part of my job, its part of me. I am always on the go! My mom says thats why my son Caleb is so wild. When he was a baby he had no choice but to go with me wherever my wild wind of whims sent me!
God's word is clear though, at times it is appropriate to "Be Still." If I slow down enough to "be still," I fall asleep! 4 classes, 3 kids, 2 jobs, 2 bible studies, 1 very neglected house and 1 very neglected husband to keep me busy. How can a girl keep a sabbath when Sunday is Bronco day, and a waitress better not ask for that day off or you might end up with every day off! Even if I did keep a sabbath, 18 month old Joshua doesn't quite understand the sentence, "Mommy needs a nap honey!"
Does the "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) refer to standing in the will of God, standing firm on the things God left no margin of error for? Can I be walking in God's will, (Progressively getting closer and closer to Him by searching for knowledge through prayer, petition, and honest seeking of His Word) while standing completely still in Him. God is a wave of these seemingly contradictory ideas...
I am walking through a vastly secular world. Lets face it, I work in a bar, I go to a "secular" school, I live in an apartment complex where, lets just say discipline is absent, I could easily fall prey to the thief who is eagerly looking to steal, kill and destroy me and my entire family. But the way I walk through it is to stand. Stand firm. And in my faith stand firm is a specific position of standing, one the world would not view as standing at all.
Weird! The way I walk with God, and Be still in the knowledge that God is telling the truth, He is who He said He is, is actually to stand firm on the Word, and to Kneel.
Ready for some funky math:
Walk + Be Still +Stand= Kneel = what God wants from me today.
I love that I could spend the rest of my life exploring the Word of God, Loving the messages He speaks to me, applying them to my life, and I could always see what God wants for and from me today.
Today, I will pray. I will Pray for me, I will pray for you. And I will hit my knees knowing this is where God wants my walk to go.