Be Still and (then you'll) Know...

"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image..."
2 Corinthians 3:18

The word contemplate literally means "to reflect." Sometimes, we can get caught up in believing that it is in our studying or theologizing about God that we are transformed into His image, but the reality is that it has a lot more to do with our being internally still.

The Lafayette Reservoir in December 2012.

It is when we are still that we are able to reflect God's abiding Love and Presence. Just like the reservoir in the picture to the left shows, as it calms into a stillness, the beauty above it and beyond it is reflected and expanded.

We need only to "be still and know that I am God," as the psalmist instructs in Psalm 46:10. And, I'm sorry to say, it really isn't enough to only do this only once a week or infrequently. Just like the sky is always expressing something different for the reservoir to reflect, so is God. His infinite and endlessly creative Love is ceaselessly finding new ways of expressing itself.

Without regular stillness, we operate out of reflections we had of God long ago but which become completely irrelevant to how He desires to express Himself to and through you today; Now. "Be still and (then you'll) know."