Just Sit Still!

She is adorable though!

Have you ever said this to your child?
My 11 month year old daughter is the most wriggly child I have ever seen. She hates to be still. I'll be halfway through changing her nappy, when I'll reach for her new nappy. In that instant, she'll roll over and be halfway across the room. One time she had a nappy which had her dirty all up her back. I had to get my husband to hold her down, so I could get her clean. Otherwise I would just be trying to hold her still the whole time and wouldn't be able to wipe her!
One time she was sick and she had five dirty nappies in one day. Three of those times I had to rechange her clothes. I think I cried at the last nappy change for the day! I was so worn out trying to change her because the whole thing is a battle!
In the bath, she'll get on her knees, hold onto the edge and rock back and forth. In the summer I'd put her in a little paddling pool. But she'd either crawl out or lie on her tummy against the side and pick grass or rock back and forth!!
The other day she was very grumpy while I was trying to make lunch. I got out the front pack and attempted to put her in. It was hopeless because I was trying to sort out the straps while she was struggling to get out. I gave up on that.
All because she doesn't like to be still.
God has reminded me through her how I don't like to be still either. I like to be busy doing this and that. I'm like Martha—busy, busy, busy doing good things.
 Busy doing things for God and yet too busy to just be still and spend time with Him.
Busy with unimportant things while having no time for what is most important.
I wonder if God feels frustrated with me, like I sometimes feel frustrated at my little girl?
Exodus 14:13 Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day:
Numbers 9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
Ruth 3:18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall:
Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.


  1. Great analogy. Loved your comment about being so busy doing things for God and yet too busy to spend time with Him! Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! I'd love if you'd give a courtesy link back to my blog. Thanks!

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