A Moment With My Dog

Psalm 46:10Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. (NLT)

My dog, Ivory, needs to play just like most any other dog in the world… she knows it’s play time because I have called her name and then we just look at each other… She wags her tail increasingly faster the longer the silence is in anticipation until I finally make the first move…

Silence has been for me is hard to come by… I still find times when a kagillion thoughts are ranging through my mind… If you deal with mental health you know what I’m talking about… If you don’t… Then try to imagine about 100 wikipedia pages of information feeding into your brain all at the same time then the next batch only a few seconds or so later…

Be still… I used to beat myself up as I “couldn’t” be still long enough… I wasn’t “Christian” enough… I was a fraud… Then over time I came to realize that being still with God doesn’t need of minutes of actual silence…

If I truly love God and can only be still for a second… That’s okay!
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’

There’s no time expectation! Time isn’t always important to God…

2 Peter 3:8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends, a day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years to the Lord is like a day…

I just need the silence in my heart and soul. Just a moment is enough… It’s not the duration…
I can be still wherever I am…

Just close my eyes and think upon Phil 4:8

I can use natures sounds around me
I can listen to worship songs
I get use Phil 4:4-7
I can use Psalms
I can a Proverbs
I can use blessings from the Bible
I can use promises from God
I can go back and remember all the other times God has shown me His love and grace…

I can take every thought captive (2 Cor 10:3)…

Every thought IS captive when I deliberately choose to find a moment, a mere nano-second, of being still with God…

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