The noise is my life has turned up louder than I would like. It's not hard to jump on the busy train without realizing it--and busy doesn't mean just driving all over town to different church and extra-curricular activities. It also includes clutter in our minds and what we engage in at home and online.
The Internet has a wealth of things to keep us busy -- and distracted. This keeps us from doing the most important thing in our days -- getting alone with God and being still before Him.
Lisa Chan does an excellent job of illustrating what that looks like through her new series: True Beauty--Be Still
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I used to think that being everywhere was a good ting. Yet, it spreads you so thin that you only have the ability to be mediocre at a lot of things--rather than excellent at a few things.
If we cannot make the time to consistently stop to hear from God, we miss the point. Being still requires that we slow down. There is no way around that. I love how simply Lisa shares her heart, and out of encouragement and real concern, not condemnation.
Every woman knows the feeling. Regardless of her age, her income, or her family situation, women today are facing the challenges of a busy life and the stress that comes with it. Obligations to children, husband, job, church, friends, committees, and the pressures of everyday life have created a spiritual crisis for women. Because in their efforts to be everything to everyone, women have forgotten the ONE who really should be their everything.
Lisa Chan believes that in our quest to do it all, women are missing God. In the first film of her new series, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus (David C Cook/Flannel, September 2012), Chan focuses on what it means to Be Still. Be Still addresses the issues that confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus—something that, like most women, Chan struggled with herself.
As a mother of five children, co-founder of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, and wife of best-selling author and pastor Francis Chan, Lisa knows firsthand what it means to be overwhelmed, over-committed, and out of time. It was an unplanned, extended time alone with God that fueled her desire to encourage every woman to see the beauty of coming before the Lord in stillness. She has seen firsthand that women in the church are suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress at alarming rates—and recognizes that women need to make the choice to find hope and healing and truth from God's presence and through His Word.
Be Still, which weaves Lisa’s teaching with the story of Susan, an amazing woman who found that being still with God was what she needed in order to overcome her struggle with a broken marriage, is intended to challenge women who are struggling and help them to find power and strength in just being quiet and listening. With this film, Chan comes alongside women in their walk with the Lord to give them the tools they need to be the person God intends them to be. True Beauty: Be Still is foundational and can be life-changing as women are convicted to take stock of their own reasons for not spending time with Jesus.
This is a video that is approximately 20 minutes long.
It's a great need that all women should seriously consider.
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