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Be still

To be still means to sit in the presence of our Lord, rest in His love, and know that He is our strength and refuge. No matter our vocation or season of life we are in, quiet and stillness help us to open our hearts up to the Lord to see where He is working.  We are able to nourish our seeds of faith, by being obedient, persevering, hoping, and trusting, in our humility and meekness before the Lord. It is in those moments of vulnerability that we are able to practice self reflection, diving into our inner most thoughts and feelings. We are surrounded by “noise,” coming from every which way; whether it be from news outlets, people, children, influences, trends, videos, or streaming services. Is it possible in our culture to take time to disconnect and simply be still? Do we allot ourselves personal prayer time to delve into what the Father has in store for us? 

The world tells us to keep up, to overburden our lives and schedules, and to rush. To be still, is to surrender. It’s the attitude of the heart to give up control and to let go of our worries and concerns because of God’s infinite love for us. When your soul starts to churn, when you need to take action, when you need to discern, or when you are simply too tired, “Be Still.“

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