While reading my Bible this morning, I found a phrase in a verse that jumped out at me. When I taught first grade and it was time for a lesson to start, I would say, “Settle down”. I found this phrase in this passage and it made me really think about what it was saying to me. When I get in a hurry and run around like mad, I don’t get anything accomplished. When I slow down and listen, and become dependent on Him, things are much easier! The children in my class who learned, were the ones who would settle down. That is what I want to do this day!
Isaiah 30:15 The Message
God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me—
The practical ways I am settling is thanking him for my blessings. Just sitting and listening to the still small voice that whispers truths to my heart. Dropping the worries as I walk toward my day. They are too heavy to tote around all day. And smiling, don’t forget smiling! Now go settle yourself my friend!