On being still...

... know God.


Maribel Lopez Hill

3/19/20142 min read

docked white boats during dawn
docked white boats during dawn

I FEEL a ‘push’ to write this right now … so.

Let’s begin with a glimpse of what has been going on.

I got back yesterday afternoon after a week of Spring Break with the family and 2 trips to Austin (to visit with my youngest sister who is coming out of a coma after a freak accident Valentine’s night) in a 10 day span. I even left our house untidy before I left for those days! I only thought about it a half a second. If you have spent time in my home, you know I struggle a bit with OCD.

So up until about an hour ago, the scene at my house looked like this:

  • The computer going a 100 MPH with paying construction bills, credit card info, bankers, etc.

  • Straightening up and vacuuming the house in spurts

  • Concocting a homemade emollient salve for my youngest nephew

  • On the phone of course… much of the time. Multitasking. Need to make airline reservations.

Total distractions. ALL the while I am hearing in my ear, Psalm 46:10, He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

So, I finally begin to take notice of the “Be still and know that I am God” part. Time to spend time with Him. I have been distracted today. And so, I move to worship… in song. I hit the calendar for the Sunday home church schedule to look over our worship set. The last song is called, ‘Still’. There is a line in there that says: I will be still, know You are God. BAMM. There it is again.

Why am I even sharing this with you?

Sometimes His discipline/love is that quiet voice that won’t relent… the voice steering you straight in His direction and under His alignment in order for you to experience His peace.

This verse draws me to Him often. I usually come thirsty and parched… like now.

And it suddenly occurs to me today that I am slowly learning to let go… and that it feels good. I am not choosing to imprison myself in my obsessions.

While I am still behind on music/business/household deadlines at the moment, spending time with Him shifts my priorities and focus. I am more aligned to deal with my circumstances of the day. Sometimes I get too busy… and like a loving Father, He draws me back to Him.

I am so grateful. The time I spend with Him realigns my thinking, my heart, my intentions, and my dreams. He transforms me/us from the inside out. And I feel refreshed.

Time with Him is changing my life one day at a time.

And so… now I more clearly understand the rest of Psalm 46:10… He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

I believe in Him and what He says with all my heart. How about you?


~maribel hill