Be Still

too-busy

Be, still!
When life gets out of control
Around the treadmill you go…
Running; no time to stop and smell roses
That’s a dream for people with noses…
Busy traffic, people rushing about
No time to visit, I really can’t see
Where we’re all going especially me
Kids in daycare, sports and such
No time to think, I don’t need much…

‘Be Still…’

What? What’s that you say?
As I fly out the door day after day.
I’ve got a deadline time can’t wait
Furiously ranting I fly past the gate
The race of life never ends or stays still
If I don’t run, who else will
It’s all on me, can’t you see what I mean…
Be still; what a joke, I will run til I croak…

STOP! BE STILL!
Are you kidding me?

‘Be still…and see the salvation of the Lord…
There’s rest for the weary, bought in His blood
On the outskirts of town called Golgotha’s hill.
Stop the rat race…there’s rest for you here…
If you’ll only take time, to simply, be still.

2 Chronicles 20:16-18Living Bible (TLB)

16 Tomorrow, go down and attack them! You will find them coming up the slopes of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 But you will not need to fight! Take your places; stand quietly and see the incredible rescue operation God will perform for you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem! Don’t be afraid or discouraged! Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!’”

18 Then King Jehoshaphat fell to the ground with his face to the earth, and all the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the Lord.

Marla Shaw O’Neill ©February 17, 2016

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