Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    JSTETSER   144,277
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints

Be Still

Friday, January 04, 2013

Last night I had the perfect opportunity to listen, and all I did was talk. I was with some wonderful people who I love and admire. I don't know them well, and I was quite nervous and excited about being with them. All I did was talk.
If only I had remembered the Bible verse "Be Still and know tht I am God." I learn so much more when I am silent. God will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is on Him, and not on me (Isiah 26:3).
Today is another day. Today I will be still.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRI_BABE 1/5/2013 2:13AM

    Such a great reminder. Thanks for posting this. It makes so much sense.

Report Inappropriate Comment
68ANNE 1/4/2013 10:41PM

    I am trying to be still too

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVER-HOPEFUL 1/4/2013 4:02PM

    wow what beautiful photos it is easy to be still in awe of all the beauty. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STODD251 1/4/2013 3:08PM

    I don't know. I always tend to be too quiet. I can see how it could be good, but I always feel like I have to find something to say. I think being still is really hard though. Even though I don't talk a lot, I never stop thinking...

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANDMAMAOF3 1/4/2013 11:32AM

    I need to work on this one as well....

Report Inappropriate Comment
-AMANDA79- 1/4/2013 11:28AM

    That's something I need to work on too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNNWILK2 1/4/2013 10:16AM

    Oh, I know this feeling so well, when nerves get in the way of listening. Thank you for the reminder of being still and of listening. Being a quiet patient listener is such a wonderful quality.
I will be quiet today and listen!!! thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBYFROMMT 1/4/2013 9:41AM

    So true. I tend to do that too when I get nervous!

Report Inappropriate Comment
1CRAZYDOG 1/4/2013 8:43AM

    This is HUGE for me! My brain is always so ready to be in the "download mode" I forget it has an "upload mode" too, and listening accomplishes that!

DARKCHILD, that is a wonderful way to remember that verse!

Report Inappropriate Comment
INCREDIBLYME 1/4/2013 8:09AM

    2 ears, 1 mouth I also struggle with listening more and talking less. thanks for reminding me to be still

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Yes, nice reminder.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATTYKLAVER 1/4/2013 7:24AM

    I need to do the same thing. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DARKCHILD 1/4/2013 7:13AM

    Just remember the word BE, you can just say that one word to help take you to that place of stillness. Remembering the verse this way will help, at least it helps me to get still.

Be Still and Know That I am God
Be Still and Know
Be Still

Just wanted to share that with you. Have a blessed day! emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/4/2013 7:14:29 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERIN1957 1/4/2013 6:05AM

    I get excited and do this too....I work on this a lot.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 1/4/2013 5:50AM

    Photos by John Stetser

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by JSTETSER