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WOW: Stop… and Be Still

Free printable Bible memory flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info

As much as we stress the importance of having daily quiet times, in an active household like ours, quiet moments are few and far between. Sometimes the best we can do is stop and be still.

That’s because noise is a natural byproduct of having ten people under one roof. And when that number swells to twenty-two like it did last week when all our kids and grandkids were home for the holidays, silence is even rarer.

With that many people around, there’s no guarantee of quiet even during those sacred, peaceful hours between three and five in the morning. Even at that time of night, somebody is prowling around the kitchen or snoring on the couch or shuffling to the bathroom.

So it’s a good thing God calls us — not to be quiet, but — to be still.

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'” (Psalm 46:10)

Quiet is nice, but you can choose to be “still” even when “quiet” eludes you. You can stop and be still, even in the midst of chaos or confusion.

Being still simply means to stop. To pause. To cease from other activity.

God asks us to be still and to meditate on the fact that “I AM God.”

We should pause to do this as often as we can, but especially during this season of advent when there is so much hustle and bustle and endless activity stirring around us. Rather than getting swept away by all of that, carve out a few moments — quiet or not — to “be still and know that I am God.”

Use that time to:

Keeping Christ in Christmas means keeping our thoughts fixed on Him. And one of the best ways we can do that… starts with being still.

Great ideas and fun family activities designed to center our hearts on CHRIST this CHRISTMAS | www.flandersfamily.info

This week’s verse can be found in the sixth set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:

Free printable Bible memory flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info
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And for extra practice, I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:

Free printable Bible memory flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info
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Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first five sets of flashcards and practice sheets, too:

And I’ve also uploaded a progress chart to help you keep track of which verses your child has already memorized (some of the verses listed are from sets of flashcards that will be published in the future).

May God honor your efforts to hide His Word in your heart!

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  1. “You will keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” (Isaiah 26: 3-4)

    Song, “You are all we need. You are all we need. Jesus, You are all we need.”(2X)

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15)

    “Put off your old self…and to put on the new self, created by God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4: 22-24)

    “and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 4: 7)

    “The Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2: 6)

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”( Romans 12: 12)

    Shalom, shalm,
    Elsie Bouwman

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