I learned something while teaching my students. It’s really amazing how God can whisper convicting truths to your own heart when communicating God’s word to a wild pack of teenagers. Actually, I must brag a bit, my teens are incredible young men and women but that’s a different post. At the Warehouse we are in the middle of a 3 part series titled PAUSE. I am hoping to communicate the urgent need for our students to unplug and PAUSE despite the busyness and media overload. I am encouraging them to be still just long enough for them to see God’s wonder; His handiwork; to see God moments that often pass right by us.
As a group we took about 50 students and leaders to the beach for some fun, BBQ, worship but most importantly for some quite time as the sun set. It was amazing! Mind blowing actually! I witnessed a God moment right there and then. Seeing dozens of students sitting in the sand, staring out at the horizon as the waves crashed, in a moment of intimate silence while in the presence of an omnipresent God. It was an awe-inspiring moment.
Ironically, that was the moment God whispered in my heart to be still and know that HE is GOD (Psalm 46:10). See I suffer from that busyness that seems to plaque many of us in leadership roles. Actually my hands begin to shake if I am still too long. I also suffer from media overload, so much so, that I am rarely still long enough to know that I stand in the midst of an infinite GOD that desires so desperately to spend a moment with me.
Let me encourage you to join me in unplugging from our phones, the internet, TV, Twitter, Facebook, Holy Culture, email, from our to do lists, etc. and stand still long enough to see GOD moments; be still long enough to know that HE is GOD!
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”