Monthly Archives: October 2014

When it’s good to do nothing

We live in a world where life never seems to stop. It is almost a mark of honour to be too busy, or to live in a city that never sleeps. When we read the Bible, we can start to understand that this is never the way God intended it. Right in creation, God took a rest, the Bible tells us that after 6 days of creation He rested. He carried this idea of rest into the Law – the commandment in Exodus 20:8 tells the people of God to take a rest …

the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work neither you, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates

Many people feel guilty if they stop their headlong rush to the next item of business, but I believe that it is often in times of rest that God will speak to us, so often our busyness tears us away from His presence – and that is where we can hear His voice. The value of Sunday / sabbath rest cannot be overstated. Don’t fill your rest day with jobs and chores – take at least some time out to be quiet and still in the presence of God.

The Bible says be still a number of times…
1. the Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still (Exodus 14:14)
2. be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7)
3. be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)
4. be still before the Lord because He has roused Himself from His Holy dwelling (Zechariah 2:13)

I believe that today, there are many who need to hear God say
“it is ok for you to take a break, to be still and to meet with me”.

is that you today?
just be still and He will come to you.
Trust in Him and He will give you the rest for your soul that you long for.
Be Still