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Be Still

Be still and know that I am the Lord (Psalm 46:10)

It's funny how I always pick my most busy time to reflect. I am far from ready for my 2 midterms and quiz this week, yet I felt such a great sense of peace and just wanted to have some quiet time with God. So I have been thinking about the theme from our retreat. Indeed, when you helped to put this thing together for a few months already, the message it brings just don't seem to have a big impact (call that habituation if I may). But knowing the message is always different from living the message. We probably all knew that we should give our all to Him; we probably knew that His grace is enough; we probably knew that everything will be perfect if we just let Him do the work. Yet so often we still turn to our own hands and hope to acheive our dreams with them.

Dreams.. ah..
Who wouldn't want to acheive them?

We want to spread out our wings, yet we neglect the Creator that gave those wings to us in the first place. We want to fly to places no one else has gone before, yet we neglect the One that defined the sky limits. We want to explore freely and see what the world is like up there, yet we neglect the beauty of viewing the world from where we are.

Blinded by the whole future talk, I felt like I can find reassurance from my own planning. With plans, back-up plans, back-up back-up plans, and back-up back-up back-up plans, I have been overly frustrated in finding the best solution. But I have neglected to see that the best solution was placed in front of me all along. Doctor, PT, nursing, pharmacy, master, PhD... none of this matters anymore. There is no point in blindly chasing my so called dreams; the dream that really matters is the one that He gives. Whatever that may be, is definitely greater than anything I can come up with. And no, I am not being indecisive, and no I am not giving up. In fact, I never felt more firm - it's such a great joy (and not to mention the wonderful surprises) to just hand the power back to the One who knows you best, to the One who made you and knows what you were made for.

Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal
To minister His grace
No work too hard for Him
In faith receive from Him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Be still

Be still and listen. Be still and watch the amazing story that will unfold in your life.


Feb. 26th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)

I love that verse, and I ADORE that song! IT's rarely sung here in HK though, few people know it.

I was thinking of similar things the other day. How sometimes I'm so hung up on pleasing God and wanting to do things that will please Him, that I take charge of things and forget to let Him take charge instead.

Be still, and know.

Thanks Christine :) Add oil for your midterms and quiz!!

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