Be Still And Know I Am God

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Life in the Good household has been undergoing a radical transformation. Our son is now 16, has a car and a girlfriend, and at times seems to forget that we all live in the same house. With his new-found freedom we rarely see him and when we do, it's usually because he needs food or money. This is a good thing because this means our life does not revolve around his schedule 24/7, though he still thinks it does. This became apparent with his response to his mother asking him to load the dishwasher when he said, "Why do I have to do everything around here?" The response he got was eerily reminiscent of the flash you get from trying to light a propane BBQ after several failed attempts. His eyebrows are just now starting to grow back. Seriously, we are having to come up with creative ways to capture his attention long enough to have meaningful conversation with him. Food usually does the trick. This gets us all together at the table allowing us to reconnect with him. At this stage in life these moments are becoming more cherished to him as much as us, though I doubt he would admit it.

Sometimes I think we are like that with God. As we grow and mature, we can get caught up in all the stuff we are doing and lose sight of what keeps us grounded. We need to purposefully seek out those moments around the table with the Father, listen to his heart and reconnect with him. He also cherishes those moments with us when we sit down with him and share our hearts. Take time today to become still in his presence. It is in these quiet moments that we are reminded once again who he is and we remember what is really important. It also gives him a chance to speak to the storms of our life and say, "Peace! Be still!" I love the last line of In The Presence of Jehovah by Geron Davis that says "troubles vanish, hearts are mended in the presence of the King."

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