What does it mean to stop and see? After Elijah‘s stressful confrontation with Ahab and Jezebel, he ran himself into a state of exhaustion. God sent an angel to care for him. During a time of stillness, “the Word of the Lord came to him” (1 Kings 19:9). Elijah thought he alone was doing God’s work. He had been so zealous that he didn’t know that 7,000 others had bowed to Baal (v.18). Some of us may fear what will happen if we sit still and stop working. But something worse will happen when we refuse to rest. Without rest we cannot be spiritually or physically healthy. God heals while we rest. Just as I needed stillness so that my eye could heal, we all need stillness so that God can keep our spiritual vision clear. Our greatest strength may be our ability to stand still and trust God.
I encourage you to stop and soak in what is going on around you. You will see the power of the Holy Spirit working before your own eyes. To be more and more sensitive to the spirit is what we need in this world. Ask God, and He will open your eyes to His wisdom and understanding. Have a wonderful day!