On Being

Spring Flower

It occurred to me that I’m pretty awful at just ‘being’. You know those moments when you grab a chair, a cup of something cozy, head to your favorite spot and just ‘be’? I’m really bad at that.

Or maybe you don’t know what those moments are like. You could be bad at ‘being’ just like me.

Spring has finally sprung (for the moment) here in Kentucky and I wanted to take advantage. Our porch is a perfect spot for just sitting and being.

I had a horrible time with it.

For starters I carried out my iPhone, which was a mistake. You can’t ‘be’ with tweets tweeting away. I even brought along my study Bible hoping I could catch up on some reading. (I’m in 1 Chronicles at the moment, it’s slow going.) Even then, my eyes were scanning words but my head was somewhere else entirely. And that’s the Bible we’re talking about!

A verse in Psalm came to mind, “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)

Spring Tulip

Lord,

I must be because YOU are.

That’s what I began to pray, over and over again.

Psalms even guides us as to how we can practice being still, Come, behold the works of the Lord. (Psalm 46:8

Be still.

Behold.

Let your heart rest in the quiet stillness that comes with beholding the works of the Lord.

Amen.

2 Comments

  1. Benjamin on May 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    We all need to hear this thank you!

    • Victoria Wilson on May 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Thanks so much for reading Ben! You certainly know how restless I can get, better than anyone else I’d imagine.

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