Thursday, October 6, 2011

Strength to Remain

Do you ever hear people say, "I wish I had the strength I need to remain in bed?"  It's more likely that they say, "I wish I had the strength I need to get out of bed." 

When we think of needing strength it usually pertains to doing something, as opposed to doing nothing.


But this morning God was speaking something different to my heart.  These three words kept repeating - strength to remain

Strength to Remain

To remain still.

To remain quiet.

To remain settled.

To remain focused.

Why do we rush through the calm to get to the chaos? 

What is more important that sitting in the presence of the Almighty?

And how can I shine for  God if I'm not filled with God?

Just something to think about.


Many blessings,

Linking with Thought Provoking Thursday at somegirlswebsite.com

16 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa - I was just saying to a friend today that in the face of calm, I panic because I think something else needs to be done... and lose out on any calm.. I certainly need God's strength to remain. Great post
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Sometimes we need to be still and remain in Him. It can be hard but I love that time.

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  3. Hmmm....very thought provoking! I tend to get nervous in the calm expecting the bottom to fall out. The bible teaches us to be calm in all things (Do not be anxious...Be joyful always...etc.) so this is a lesson we can all take to heart!

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  4. This is a difficult one for me, too, but one that always reaps great spiritual benefits.
    Blessings!
    Pam

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  5. we are learning such similar lessons!

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  6. Thanks! And yes ... What is more important that sitting in the presence of the Almighty? I feel a little bit ashamed for my stress.

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  7. Wonderful thoughts to ponder. I loved this post.
    Blessings to you andkeep on enjoying those moments!

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  8. "And how can I shine for God if I'm not filled with God?" So true, Lisa. Thank you!

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  9. Sometimes Lisa, putting that time aside to be quiet with the Lord can be a difficult task. Our lives are filled with so many things that occupy our minds, that it can become easy to miss our time with Him.

    Great reminder!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  10. What encouragement today! I'm so glad I read this! I've been so busy and overwhelmed lately I havent been able to get on the computer to read at all.. Love this " how can I shine for God if I'm not filled with God?" So true. We can serve God unless we sit with him first.

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  11. It is so difficult for us to have the trust in God to wait on Him. I know I struggle with wanting to rush forward with a reply or a response when the best course of action is to simply surrender it to God. Less of me and more of you, dear Father!

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  12. God has been speaking to me about that also. To just be still and spend time with Him. Even to the point of not turning my radio on in the car and using that time to just talk with Him.
    Thank you Lisa.
    Blessed today
    Chelle

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  13. Lisa, love this. It reminds of a post I wrote sometime ago about being still. It does take strength and courage to be still. It's so much easier to do something. Being still says I trust God is handling all that concerns me.

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  14. God is definately speaking to my heart, loud and clear. I must continue to ask Him for the strength to remain, quietly before Him.

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  15. Lisa,

    I struggle with being still and knowing that He is God, the last few weeks have been busy, and I haven't spent as much time just being still in His presence. I know this world thrives on being busy, but I don't like it, I feel like I am missing His presence in my life as I plow through my own busyness. Definitely somethign I am going to be doing this weekend, but be still.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

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  16. I'm claiming these:

    To remain still.

    To remain quiet.

    To remain settled.

    To remain focused.

    Thank you, my friend!

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