November 7, 2020

Bob Maas
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 46:10
"Show us Your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us Your salvation. I will listen to what the LORD will say; He promises peace to His people, His saints-but let them not return to folly."
Psalm 85:7-8

Before I started following Jesus, pleasure and amusement were my greatest desires. The one thing I didn’t want was to be bored. I hated stillness. When I found myself in solitude, I escaped by reflecting on a future adventure. The Lord has changed all of that. Now I realize that the boredom I so greatly feared was the thought of not being in control. My idea of life was lots of action so when I found myself inactive, I pursued whatever I could to overcome the quietness. This became such a habit that it followed me into my new life in Christ. It took many years before I was able to comprehend that the stillness, I feared is really a wonderful thing. Now I desire the serenity of God’s presence and find tremendous pleasure in being still and knowing Him progressively more intimately.