Sunday, January 27, 2008


Submission: one of two equals choosing to humble him/herself under the authority of the other person (placed by God) in order to bring glory to God. - my paraphrase of the sermon at the church I went to tonight.

Interesting thoughts.

On a completely different note, it's been a very long time since I've posted, although no one really reads anyway, this is more for me...

I've been slacking on writing in general recently. I used to journal a lot...that was normally in place of prayer/writing down my prayers. Now I've started praying more out loud. I don't really care if I look like an idiot talking to myself in my car on the way to/from work...I normally look like an idiot singing along with the radio anyway. ;-)

That cultivating stillness week was pretty awesome...I need to do that again. Cut myself off from the things that facilitate wasting time...

Another one of my friends got engaged. :-)

I love my new placement. I'm realizing that I can do this for a career. I'm finally in the field that I chose (well, the one that God chose for me), and I'm truly loving it. It's still a lot of work, but it's paying off. I'm learning a lot this semester already!

That's all. Forgive me for the lack of depth. :-P

Monday, January 7, 2008

Cultivating Stillness

"Be still and know that I am God" -Psalm 46:10a

This has always been a difficult verse for me. In context the whole Psalm is about how big God is and verse 10 says that we can be still and know that He is God; He will be exalted.

I know God is big. I mean, there are plenty of other psalms that talk about how God opened his mouth and stars came out (Ps. 33), and other huge things, or in Isaiah when God says His hands stretched out the heavens (Is. 45).

If I know God is big, why can't I be still?

I get easily distracted.

I get easily distracted...






what? Did I say facebook?

The busyness of life distracts me from being still and knowing that He is God. You know one thing you can't do when you're being still and knowing that He is God? You can't think that you are god... You can't be in control.

This next week (and hopefully it will continue) is my experiment in cultivating stillness. Certain distractions have been and will be removed for this week. Others limited. I want to be still.

I want to crave this stillness.