“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.”
Lisa Chan (wife of author Francis Chan) has a new video series releasing soon called True Beauty – Finding your Identity in Jesus. I was lucky enough to be able to view an advanced release of one of the films called Be Still.
And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
I am entering the very most overwhelmed season of my entire life. I’m genuinely busy. I’m tired. I’m stretched thin. My shoulders are sagging under the weight of responsibility. And more than ever I am understanding the need for being still. I’ve always understood the concept in theory. But never has it been so relevant to me personally.
Truthfully, a year ago I wouldn’t have gotten much out of this film. But as the emails and the jobs and the children demand more and more from me I find myself desperately needing to be filled, to be stilled.
Lisa goes on to say:
“So for the woman that is so caught up doing bible studies, going to church on Sunday, and feeling like ‘Oh I’m getting scripture, I’m being still . . . ‘ . . . that’s not being still. Being still means you and God – alone. Just the two of you.”
So, often times I find myself these days lying in the grass of my toy strewn backyard – just staring up at the sky. With ear buds blaring to drown out the noise of my daily life, I just lie there waiting expectantly for a plane or bird to wander into my field of vision to give my eyes something to follow.
And sometimes I talk to God and sometimes I listen for him and sometimes my ears fill up with slow dripping tears. But – always – the being still makes me better.
Today I get to give away a copy of this 20ish minute film by Lisa about Being Still. It’s a soft and comforting reminder to just be. still. You can find various ways to enter below in the rafflecopter box.