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Be still today. Our society tells us that we must be constantly moving or we will die. America (and other country, to a lesser extent) have this ‘swim to live’ mentality. It is like we are all sharks and if we don’t keep swimming through life doing activity after activity and thinking thought after thought, we will drown.
This fellow believers is just a lie.
That my friends is a quote from Psalm 37 (verse 7, part a). The word used for ‘be still’ is the Hebrew damam which means to rest and to be silent (also it means tobe silenced). Damam comes from the Hebrew worddaham which means to be astonished.
The Dare:Today when you have your quite time with God take some time to be still and wait for him. Rest. Be silent. Be astonished.
-Ad gloriam Dei
Self pity is one of the most prominent problem in modern society. We often go through the day thinking about injustices committed against us. We marinade in our problems. We make a religion of turning thoughts towards every thing that doesn’t go perfectly for us.
So today’s dare is to consider self pity as satanic (in the words of pastor Joshua Brooks). If you think about it; self pity is in fact a form of distrust and a lack of faith in God. If we really trusted God fully we would be content with our circumstances knowing that He knows what’s best.
Trust God and pray whenever you are tempted to give into self pity.
“Be slow to anger” was the remainder of the scripture passage in James. “Be quick to listen and slow to speak. Be slow to anger”. Today’s dare is about adding that last part to yesterday’s dare. It is not just about listening and being wise in our words, but also about being calm and loving.
Today, try to be calm, wise (in a Biblical way), and a good listener. Again, if this is hard for you to remember, write it on post it notes or on your arm. You may think that doing such a thing is silly or trivial, but you would be amazed how big of an impact it can have on your life and others.