Five Minute Friday: Still

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday  today. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Still.” Write for five minutes; unedited.

The whirl of the Internet pulls me in so often. I find myself checking my Facebook feed, my Instagram feed, or voxing with a friend. It is so hard to find stillness in the midst of a very technology based world.

Just the other day, teaching Confirmation, I realized how our youth are very unaccostumed to being still. They spend class being very un-still. This generation is so not used to being still. They find themselves busy all the time. I believe it is very important for us to show them that is good for us to be still. I am reminded of the words that we hear God say to us, “Be still and know that I am God.”

The thing is that God showed us what it means to be still the night Jesus was born. That still night in Bethlehem, Jesus was born reminding us of the power of God’s love for us and the beauty of what it means to be still and take in God’s creation. Perhaps we should take more time to be still and watch the seasons change around us. Perhaps we should take more time to just be still with our friends and family and listen to each other share our stories. Perhaps we should spend more time learning to be still.

“Be still and know that I am God!”

18 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Still

    • Glad you stopped by too. I think technology is great too….but in moderation. I am not always the best at being unplugged. I need to remember to take some time during the week to be unplugged and be still.

  1. Love this. Purposing before the weekend gets rolling, to spend some still precious moments with my kiddos these at home days together. Still. Deep breath. And know that He is God of our family.

  2. Ah, being still is probably the hardest thing for me to do. It takes more work for me to be still than to keep working. I have to remind myself it would be such a nice treat to just BE.

  3. I agree. I've spent the entire week in front of this computer working and writing. Nothing still about it. Except for Monday when the Hubs and I had an appointment that took us from one doctor's office to the lab and back again! Nope … nothing still. You post was awesome, comparing the need to be still with that Still and Silent night! It just settled my soul into perfect understanding.
    Thank you.

    • Andrea, thanks for stopping by. Love your name. It is my little sister's name too! 🙂 I am so glad that my post settled your soul into perfect understanding. The Holy Spirit has this amazing way of giving me the words to write on the page and I am always so amazed at how those words can bless others! 🙂

  4. Oh Amen… the blessings and downfalls of modern technology! You are so right – it's near impossible for this younger generation of new adults to sit still… not to mention to lean in to stillness… but it is so vital! I think the only time my girlie is still, quickly leads to sleeping! 😉

  5. Absolutely, Tara! I feel this is so important, especially with the littles around. I really have to make it a point each day (and often fail) to ensure I make eye contact with my kiddos and just put the phone down. It's so hard! Thanks for the great post today!

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