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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Good and Bad (05/07/09)

TITLE: Be Still
By Sue Keast


 Be Still
What do you mean, Be still?
You mean NOW, Lord? In the middle of my day?
Yes, Your day. I meant Your day, Lord.
But You know I'm doing your work Lord.
Be Still
You want me to stop what I'm doing?
But Why? I can think of You as I work.
I've got my Christian music on, Lord.
I'll just get this done and then...
Be Still
OK, OK, I hear you, Lord.
I'm still. I've stopped. Now what?
How long is this going to take?
I have a million things to do, Lord, I've still got to...
Be Still
Perhaps I should sit down then.
Oh that is nice. Yes, relaxing is good.
Even the magazines say take time out,
Yes, 'still' is good
Be Still
I AM still Lord.
I'm sitting here totally relaxed.
You're right Lord, as usual,
sitting still gives me a chance to plan....
Be Still
Oh. You mean my mind too?
Stop thinking about my day, my chores etc
OK.....You want me to pray?
I've got a list of people to pray for...
Be Still
You DON'T want me to pray?
Well, what then, Lord?
Empty my mind that yoga thing?
No, I don't think that's what You want.
Be Still and Know that I am God
Yes, that's what the rest of that verse says.
Well, I know that you are God. Of course I do.
I know that You.......Ummmmm
Be Still and Know
I know that You LOVE me, Lord.
That means You want what's best for me.....
That's why I try and obey You all the time Lord,
and I do all those jobs to please You Lord.
Be Still and Know
Yes, Lord. Be still and know that You are God.
What else do I know about You?
Well, lots of things.
I just can't think of them at the moment
Be Still and Know
Oh! OK, REALLY know You
Know Your promises?.....accurately?
Well enough to SAY them?
Hmmmm, that will take time.
Be Still and Know
What else do I need to know Lord?
The REAL You How You describe Yourself?
Yes, it's all there in your Word, I know that.
It's just finding the time to discover Your depths, Lord.
Be Still and know that I am God
OK, Lord. I'm starting to get the picture.
If I know more of who You are, your character,
I'll be able to relax and trust You more.
Really trust in Your power, and wisdom, and knowledge,
and holiness and fairness, and love....
Hmmm, that could help with the stress of life.

If I know more of how You think, Your expectations,
I'll be able to recognise Your plan for me,
then I wont get so side-tracked with LIFE,
with too many good things or too many bad things.
That will make it easier to be obedient.

I can see the possibilities, Lord.
I'll be a more secure, more relaxed child of God,
I'll be a better witness for you,
- not from rushing around, but from KNOWING You

Well, This is gong to take a lot of work
and a lot of organising...I'll need to....
Be Still and Know that I am God
Yes Lord, I hear You.
Be Still......
Lord, please help me to take the time
to lean on You.
To take the time
to study Your Word.
To be still
so that I see things from Your point of view,
and to trust You
to supply all my needs.
Help me to slow down Lord,
to recognise things that too many good activities
can be bad for me.
Thank You Lord
for this time of stillness.
And for this time
to get to know You a llittle better.
Help me Lord,
to take more time for You.

Well, that was great, Lord!
OK. Now, what's the next thing on my list......

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Edmond Ng 05/18/09
Interesting way of conversing with God. I especially like the part, If I know more of how You think ... then I won't get so side-tracked ... with too many good things or too many bad things.
Yvonne Blake 05/19/09
Wow! Very creative! I liked the progression. It sounds like my thoughts sometimes! You may want to show with quote marks when there is a change of speakers. I assumed the only thing God said was "Be still and know that I am God." Well done!