He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
What a great vacation we’ve had, spending an entire seven days at the beach. We've had time to take long walks, search for shells and watch the birds. But I have to say, the hours we've spent lounging in our beach chairs—feet in the sand, has been my favorite part.
It’s also been a time when God has spoken to my soul, reminding me of some basic truths.
One late afternoon, the blue sky mirrored the dusky blue of the ocean and the tide began to turn. As the encroaching waves washed over my feet, I noticed something cool. When each wave receded, in its wake was left a a shallow film of water. It was so clear and so calm I could see my face. This image was erased and replaced over and over again as rushing waves crashed upon the shore.
Like an oft repeated saying, the truth of this visual lesson began to penetrate.
God was reminding me that when I get busy, rushing from thing to thing, it becomes harder and harder for my life to clearly reflect Christ. But when I slow down, living by His rhythm, His image is visible in all aspects of my life.