It was not in the physical sense of the phrase, it was in the mental sense. My mind has a tendency to constantly wander. Very seldom are my thoughts ever still. As 2016 closed and 2017 began my heart was not still, nor where my thoughts.
As I googled Be Still I learned that it comes from the Hebrew word raphah meaning to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure:--cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole. Be Still also refers to that which is slack, to let drop or to be disheartened or weak. Some of those words are seldom in my vocabulary (especially weak)!
At the beginning of this year I was in dire need of mending and healing; spiritually, mentally & even physically, but I did not want to be weak in order for that to happen.
I have learned that when I am able to be weak it is then that He is able to be strong. When I could no longer carry the burdens that life was dealing my God picked me up, along with those burdens, and He carried me through. He dealt with the things that I thought were impossible.
As we approach a new year God has so faithfully stitched those wounds that I have carried for too many years. On days when my thoughts were racing and I was hopeless I chose to Be Still, I chose to let all things drop out of my control. That is when God chose to be I Am and not only repaired but restored.
As I look forward to 2018 God has called our family to big changes. I will start the new year with a new job. After more than 2 1/2 years at TownTalk Radio God has called me to be more involved with our business, Rescue Plumbing. I will start answering phones and doing bookkeeping for the business. Cody and I prayed for months about this transition and felt it very heavy on our hearts to make the change. What a blessing that our business has grown in just over a years time!! Cody is no longer able to handle the business on his own.
It is not easy leaving a job and co-workers I loved. I am thankful for the time I had at TTR. It was a God-ordained time of healing for me. I know without a doubt God put me there during that season so that He could use each person there to speak truth and love into my heart. I will be forever grateful for the friendships that were created!
As we begin this new season in our family and our business I will continue to Be Still but in that stillness I will PRAISE Him for whatever is to come!