Everytime I hear those words I start squirming….kind of a ‘you talking to ME?!” response…
Even though God says, “Be still and know that I am God.” I’ve always sorta thought: Hmmmm, well….God, you made ME, you made me super wiggly and since I know you are God…maybe I don’t really have to be still. (I have probably written about this before…it’s a lesson that comes around my life again and again.)
How awful, huh? To try and find a loophole around a biblical directive. Last week I had a verse to focus on. I was actually mapping it, which is just focusing on the verse and seeking different aspects of it throughout the week. **google verse mapping
Well, i DO know better than to look for biblical loopholes….but to really emphasize the lesson I had it shoved in my face AGAIN…in less than 12 hours from my bible-verse-study-start.
We were at the gym working on Snatches. Snatches are a techinical lift. (or should that say: The snatch IS a technical lift?!) If they are done well- they are a symphony of physics. You simply don’t get better at them without practice.
***That’s our son, he’s trained for years. He’s worked with former Olympic lifter (Chad Vaughn). I used HIM in the video cause when I do it, it looks NOTHING like this. I’m slowlllly getting better at this lift. And it probably won’t surprise you that at the point where it’s most uncomfortable to be still, it’s also pretty necessary to learn to be able to allow things to settle. (Are you seeing the analogy here?)
How about you? Are you any good at ‘Being Still’, at quieting your mind, shutting out the chaos and drama of the world? THIS-is where TRUE strength comes from.