“In Resurrection stillness there is Resurrection power.” L. B. Cowman in Streams In The Desert (p. 337)
There’s no way to be in our right minds while running ourselves in circles.
From the same reading in Streams In The Desert, the author said, “Straining and striving does not accomplish the work God gives us to do.”
The author knew that living our purpose meant sitting still with Jesus. She quoted a man who learned this lesson well. He said, “Not overwork but overflow” meaning Jesus fills us to overflowing, which eliminates the need to try hard.
I want to change myself. Sit still with Jesus.
I want to change others. Sit still with Jesus.
I want to complete a project. Sit still with Jesus.
I want right thoughts, words, actions, habits, character, and destiny. Sit still with Jesus.
No matter how many sermons I sat through, no one convinced me until now that Jesus was the answer over trying hard. Now no one can convince me differently. Anything worth doing is accomplished by spending time with Him.
My most important 10 to 30 minutes daily is spent sitting still with Jesus – not reading, not writing, not praying, not asking for help, not thinking up a gratitude list.
What once seemed like wasted time is what settled my mind and emotions … simply sitting still and imagining Jesus sitting beside me.
In This Together,
FYI: I’m blogging my book titled On The Other Side of Trying Hard: Healing, Happiness, and Holiness. Because these blog posts are a manuscript instead of stand-alone stories, some posts may leave you hanging. I hope you’ll hang in here with us anyway ‘cause a happy ending is coming. My blog post title includes the chapter title first. The phrase in parentheses is the subheading. I’m over-the-top grateful to have you here. I’d love to hear your reflections, questions, and comments.