Rearview 1Does your family go on Sunday drives? You may be too young to even know what I’m talking about.

When I was growing up there were Sundays when my family would pile in the car and take off on a Sunday drive. We would ride up into the mountains and enjoy the scenery or sometimes we’d ride out into the country. It was a way to pass the time by and because we weren’t in a hurry to get anywhere in particular, it was relaxing, or so our parents told us.

Reflecting back on it today, it was probably my parent’s way of taking a mini-vacation when they couldn’t afford to go anywhere. It was a way to unplug from the world and just be.

You see, back in the stone ages, when I grew up, if you talked on a phone, you were connected to a wall in a building somewhere. If you sent a text message, it was called a letter and it took a day or two for the United States Postal Service to deliver it.

Today, we are so plugged in that people can reach us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Between emails, texting, Tweeting, and the old fashioned phone call, people always seem to have a way to track us down.

Every now and then we just need to be.

Psalm 46:10 says,

Be still, and know that I am God.”

My quiet place to "BE" each day.

My quiet place to “BE” each day.

Notice the comma in that verse. It conveys a pause. First, be still. Just be still. Stop moving. Stop talking. Stop everything and just be. Then and only then will we pause long enough to recognize God, to know Him, the vastness of who He is and what He’s capable of at any time in any situation.

This morning, as I sat before the Lord asking Him what to share with you, He took me back to the Sunday afternoon drives I experienced as a child and I only heard one word….BE.

So, my challenge to you today, is to find some time to just be. Let’s make it fun too. When you come back to the technology part of your day, post a comment and let us know where you found time to just be. Upload a photo. I’d love to see it. I’ve included mine in this post.