be still + know

Verses:
Psalm 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Exodus 14:14 says “The Lord will fight for you while you keep still.”

Devo:
I’m sure that 99% of you can relate when I say I feel like I spend the majority of my time RUSHING. Rushing to work, rushing to get things done, rushing to scarf down lunch, rushing to cook a quick dinner, rushing to bed to try to get a decent night’s sleep. Our society seems to encourage this lifestyle-there’s always more that can get done, always a place you should be, always another step up the ladder you should be taking.

It’s no different for our officers. They’re always rushing from call to call, to guzzle down some coffee, to rip off that vest so they can get some sleep before the next shift.

Often I’m so used to the rushing mindset that I don’t recognize the little moments where I can PAUSE. Lately it’s been on my heart to BE STILL for a few moments here and there. To take some time-whether that’s 30 seconds or 30 minutes-to pause and pray.

Prayer:
Lord, this is a busy season for us. We are so thankful for the hustle in our lives and the goodness we are surrounded with, for the opportunities we’ve been blessed with and the things we have going on in our lives. I ask You to help remind me throughout the day to take a moment to pause and be thankful, to take a breath, to connect with You, to pray. God I ask that you allow some moments of pause for my officer as well as he patrols his beat and tackles his piles of reports. Lord, allow us to become more intentional with our time and to use that time to draw closer to You.

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