Parents, especially, have difficulty finding or making time to just be still, quiet their souls, listen, rest, and pray. Yet time and again, we hear testimonies of God’s faithfulness from parents who do so. They get up before their children in the morning and take time every day to be alone with God, to go before Him with their prayers and petitions for their families. Others share how they pray over their children in bed, or as they sleep.
Being still before the Lord is a critical discipline for those whose faith is being tested. And parenting teens is quite the testing ground for faith in God, isn’t it?
How about you? Do you have a special place where you find it’s easiest for you to “be still” before the Lord?
“…I have been experimenting with stillness, solitude, and silence. I am realizing how addicted I am to activity and noise. I understand why David had to command his soul to be still and know that He is God. Being quiet is difficult, and almost impossible for some of you. But I have discovered that my soul and spirit have been starving for stillness for a long time…”
Read more at “Be Still, My Daughter,” by Sylvia Gunter.
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