I recently signed up for a daily email that gives me an advent word and an image to pray over and reflect upon each day. I thought it would help me take time, precious time, out of my too-busy days to be still and spend some time with my Father.

Today’s word just happened to be….BE. When I think of the word “be” I think of stillness. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Such powerful words! But how often are we still?

We live in a society of “do.” I live a life of “do!” I “do” from the minute I wake up until the minute I finally fall asleep! And it is exhausting. I want to get to a place of being. Where I am soaking in the presence of a mighty God who loves me. A place where I can stop worrying about all that I have to do, all I have to accomplish, all I have to “be” for those around me and just be still and know that God is in control. I can relinquish my control, my worries, my to-do list.

When you have a moment, reflect on the word “be.” What does it mean to you? How can you just be today. Before God? With others?

If you are interested in a daily advent email, here’s a link to the website where you can sign up. Just click on sign-up and enter your name and email and that’s it! You will receive an email from “SSJE,” which is “Saint John the Evangelist.” Join me in making this season a thoughtful one, instead of getting caught up in the to-do’s!