Sometimes in life we run faster than necessary and we forget that not only is life not a race, but that we are not supposed to journey it alone.
This Christmas season, even though I am on a mission and trying to do my best to serve the Lord, I found my self running at a similar pace as to that of the holiday rat race that we all acknowledge but participate in anyway.
It seemed everyone was busy these past few weeks and hardly anyone was about to make time to meet with us, so i found myself scampering and running faster and faster and stressing to find people to visit and share the Gospel with. My efforts seemed to no avail and my companion didn't know what to do with me I am sure.
One evening, feeling a bit defeated, we went over to a members house that has worked with the missionaries along time. My companion was starting to not feel well, and it was soon discovered by the member that my stressing and running around was antagonistic to her condition. Our friend looked at me and said, "Sister Bishop, You need to be still. Remember the scripture be still, and know that I am God."
I have realized at this special season the importance of not only remembering our Savior, but be will to slow down, to listen for His voice, feel His comfort and peace, and then filled with that love seek to serve Him.
Not only are we never alone, but we need to be willing to accept that and walk with Christ. It is in our walk with Him that we find the healing power of the atonement. As life has its challenges and can tear us down, if we will be still, we can be made whole.
"Be Still, and know that I am God.."