God sightings

Being Still (part 2)

Thanks again to Dina Sleiman for being my guest blogger on Wednesday, and to all of you who stopped by to visit. Reading Dina’s experience reminded me that God is truly in control of all things and that if I’ll slow down and stop when He tells me to I get some much-needed rest and He gets to work without my interference.

Anytime I hear the phrase “be still” in relation to God it immediately reminds me of an incredible song by Steven Curtis Chapman called “Be Still and Know That He Is God.” It was released on his “Speechless” CD several years ago, but has such a powerful message. The first two verses are:

Be still and know that He is God

Be still and know that He is holy

Be still, o restless soul of mine

Bow before the Prince of Peace

Let the noise and clamor cease …

 

Be still and know that He is God

Be still and know that He is faithful

Consider all that He has done

Stand in awe and be amazed

And know that He will never change

Be still …

So now that the song has been echoing in my mind for a couple of weeks, I went on a You Tube search to find something I could share. Lots of people have made videos or slide shows using the song, but this one is my favorite (granted, I didn’t listen to all the videos, but you know what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚ ). It was apparently made to use during a youth retreat a few years ago, and has the most amazing photography. Take a few minutes to enjoy it and soak up some stillness to start your weekend. And if you watch the video, come back to share which of the photos is your favorite. I think mine is the one of the tremendous waves that remind me of God’s absolute power. What about you?