Be Still and Know

Internet down! The two most feared words in our world today.  It feels like the world is ending… your palms start getting sweaty, your anxiety level starts going up, it is harder and harder to breathe.  And that is exactly what we have going on here at the church this morning.  No internet… whatever are we going to do? How am I going to know what is going on in the world?  How am I going to stay connected?  We have become so dependent on being “connected” all of the time, that we really are missing out on being truly connected.

I confess, I have my moments where I truly struggle at not being connected.  I want to check my email, see who has “liked” my picture that I just posted, catch up on the latest news.  Sometimes I can be so “connected” that I really miss out on being truly connected.  My children are wanting me to watch something, and I am too busy checking out social media to give them my undivided attention.  My mom calls me on the phone, and I am not completely focusing on the conversation because I am too busy checking email.  And that is just my family!  What about my relationship with God?

Psalm 46:10 tells us to “Be still and know that I am God”.  Not pray and then remember that you really need to send out that email…. Not sit with your devotional and then check the news.  Be still.  If we could really be intentional about being still and being fully connected, not just with our families and friends, but also with God, our relationships will be strengthened in ways we never thought possible.  I hope you join me in becoming disconnected more often so that we can become connected where it truly counts!

Cody Anderson
Minister of Children and Families

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