Dear Woman of God,
Be Still again.
Wow, it has been a while. I look back at the last time I blogged and I am surprised to see that it was over a month ago. Like the cliché saying, ‘Where did the time go?’. To be honest, there is nothing new under the sun that has been happening besides the fact that I have been REALLY busy! Here is an excerpt from my diary this morning;
“We went from a world where we all went into lockdown. This forced us to BE STILL. To be still with our family, to be still in our homes, to be still with ourselves, to be Still before God Himself. We were almost completely isolated – or so it felt that way. This opened our eyes again to REMEMBER what was important in life. We prioritized God again, we prioritized our families and the sound of the hustle and bustle of work ringing in our ears, started to fade.
We realized there were more important things and we paid attention to them again.
But now, we’re all kind of back to the ‘normal’ routine or should I say, we’ve become professionals’ at working from home etc. We have adapted to this ‘new normal’ and have now become BUSIER than ever. I can’t believe we have reached almost the end of the fifth month of the year, with only six months till the end of 2021! (*gasp). I am reminded not to get back into the busy ‘trap’ again. Remember what you ‘remembered’ was important, during lockdown. Remember what was important, push aside ALL the ‘busy’ and prioritize those things again”.
Prioritize God again. I know you feel tired, I know you don’t see a difference in your circumstances, I know you feel like you have been in the same place/job/status etc. for a long time, I know you are not sure of where God is in all of this, but Trust me my friend, He is STILL there, He is STILL fighting on your behalf, He is STILL on the move. God never slumbers nor Sleeps (Psalm 121:4), God’s eye is on you (Psalm 33:18), He takes hold of your right hand and promises to help you (Isaiah 41:13) and work out EVERYTHING you are going through, for GOOD (Romans 8:28).
Hold ONNN to these promises girl. The devil will do anything to take you out and to discourage your faith right now, but God says “Be Alert and Sober. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I say, Resist him and STAND FIRM in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world are going through the same thing”. (1 Peter 5:8-9). You are not alone – every believer is going through the fire in different ways but RESIST the devil and Stand firm in your faith, my child. God pleas that you do <3
Don’t give up. Keep pushing through. And the only way you’re going to find that strength to hold on, that strength to keep going is if you STOP the ‘busy’, SILENCE the distractions in your life and WAIT ON THE LORD again;
But those who WAIT on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Get off the rollercoaster of life and sit by the beach again, Observe God in all His creation, inquire of Him, HEAR him SPEAKING life into you again in His word – every single day – this – this is the ONLY way you will be able to SOAR again. Not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit <3