I wear MANY hats, you do too. The most important hat I wear is “Daughter of the King”. Unfortunately, that is probably one of the most neglected hats in my wardrobe. I get so busy wearing my hats and DOING what needs to be done my time of sitting and BEING in God’s presence is limited and somedays that hat never makes it onto my head.
In the past 5 days, with the events of this past weekend’s accident and its aftermath fresh on my mind and in my heart, I have spent a lot of time where I belong, at the feet of Jesus. That is the best place to be, even though most of us don’t camp out there nearly as often as we should.
Last week I had the opportunity to preview a new video, “Be Still” by Lisa Chan (wife of Francis Chan). This week, in the busyness of life, the message of the film has come to me several times…Be Still.
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, overcommitted, 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.
I know you need this video, the first in Lisa’s True Beauty series, as much as I do. You can order your copy of Be Still or…I am delighted to be able to give a copy to a reader of TheMomMaven! The giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 12:01am on 9/27/12.
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