…pause button…

Have you ever picked up a remote, pointed it at someone, hit the mute button and jokingly exclaim…”not working!” I’ve seen others do it and done it myself. I’ve heard jokes about wishing someone had a rewind button…though sometimes, at least for me, there is not a lot of joking about the desire to rewind. There is a function on the remote we can successfully use on ourselves…the pause button. Not only can we…we need too.

The world is a busy place. The time-saving technology seems to spend time instead. Instant facts and instant communication creates an anxiousness, a fear of missing out, a drive to get more done. We see it at work and home. It is the grand badge of honor to be “soooo” busy.

Work, drive, drop off, meeting, grab a bite, answer email, check on social media, pick up kids, log on to work from home…throw in a little binge watching, game playing, streaming a movie while watching a video on your phone…

We need to pause. We need to be still and know He is God. We need to stop and bask in the Glory of God all around us. How can we soak if we don’t stop for a moment? We time our bible study…some even time their prayers. We need to lose ourselves in Him, His word, in our conversations with Him.
The emails, text messages, chats can all wait.

Watch an eagle fly and think of who created that majestic creature.
Get lost in the colors of the sunset, remembering the God who made the sky…loves you.
When you see the greatness of God in creation, spend time thanking Him.
Marvel at the stars on a clear night.
It’s okay if you don’t get through three episodes of ‘your’ show tonight.
Hit the pause button, reflect, give thanks…abide, resting in His Glory.

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. [Psalm 19:1-2 ESV]

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. [Romans 1:20 ESV]

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. [Psalm 104:24-25 ESV]

3 thoughts on “…pause button…

  1. Great post! Pausing is positively applaudable, though when you’ve been paused, and you can’t find the fast forward button, it feels fantastically frustrating. It’s weird, it’s the opposite of husstle and busstle. (I kind of long for some husstle and busstle as strange as that sounds)

    I think I can hear the lady bug scurry. I’m an impatient student, and I feel as if I’m missing the mark somehow. This is why I always turn inwards instead of turning it over to God because I think it’s my fault. I think I’m failing because I’m really not being patient. And I have a really difficult time understanding the difference between lamenting and complaining which is also what I feel I’m doing when I write about my struggles.

    I’m also afraid that God will tell me I’m wrong to feel the way I feel. And He would be right! I have issues… sorry. I’m trying to understand, and I’m trying to follow God’s lead. Maybe I’m doing what I always do: I try too hard. Maybe I do need a pause. I don’t know how to be on pause. I’m a fidgety kid that feels as if she’s being held back. And yet I also want to just that God knows what He’s doing.


  2. Pingback: …pausing some more… | Kenn's Komments

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