Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I am God." The Hebrew for "still" is also translated enough, or stop. God is speaking to the nations, making it clear he will be exalted, yet the instruction, correction, direction works down to the individual as well. Be still, settle down, stop it and know that I am God.
- In a culture that dings and beeps and interrupts and multi tasks.
- In a culture where as my daughter's coach says, "on time is late."
- In an environment where more is not ever enough and there is a constant stream of messages (not really communication)
Alone together, the new normal. I wondered as I listened to the story, how often I am one of those at the table. I wondered if I can pay attention to the people right in front of me and tune out the screen. I wonder, how well do I pay attention to God, to a still soft voice, to a whisper, nudge or invitation from the Holy Spirit.
How might I be more faithful in who and what I tune in? It seems I need to pay attention to how well I pay attention.