“Just Sit Back And Soak It In”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 27:1 NIV
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
There are a lot of times in life where we like to kick back, put up our feet, and just soak in the environment around us. Sometimes, we even like to close our eyes as well. When we’re at the movies, at the beach, on our porch or back deck, sitting on our couch or recliner at home or sitting at the park somewhere. These and other places we have all found ourselves and enjoyed the time of just sitting back, being still and soaking in the sun and the sounds around us or the music we’re listening to.
There is just something about chilling out, being still and taking in the beauty of the moment God has given to us. We all enjoy these moments, but all too often we get so busy with life that we don’t have these moments as often as we’d like. Some of my favorite times at home is when I sit back on the couch, recline and just relax. I try to let go of the concerns and worries of life and just enjoy being still. When I can actually relax, it feels so good and I don’t want to move or get up.
There’s something about this passage that just relaxes me. Perhaps because it reminds me of a song by Eden’s Bridge. Look it up when you get a chance. Very soothing and inspiring! Sometimes, we just need a scenery, a nice breeze, or a perfect song that helps us to soak in the life and surroundings around us. It can remind us of how amazing God is and the peace He brings.
I want to encourage all of us to sit back, relax and just let the words of this passage soothe us and remind us that God is our light and our salvation. Most importantly, there is absolutely nothing to fear because He is the stronghold of our lives. Isn’t that simply amazing?
Sometimes, we just need to turn off the noise and chaos of the world around us and take Him all in. God loves it when we take the time to just do nothing in His presence but to enjoy Him and His creation all around us. For those of you who like being in the wilderness or camping, you know the peace of hearing birds and insects make their noise and the calming of being in that environment. Something about nature can just bring peace and calming to us. God’s precious Creation can soothe us.
Find a time and place this week, wherever it might be, and just sit back, relax and take Him in however you can. Let Him soothe your soul by remembering that He is your light, salvation and stronghold.