All that knew me as a little girl, probably remember my energy, lack of focus, and impatience of the anticipation of the next activity BEFORE starting the present one. My mom would play a game of “let’s see how many times you can run around the house”. Ha! I would be running before even saying “GO!” I never sat still, and I never shut up. The quiet game was another fun game my mom would like to play…I always lost. When parent-teacher conferences came around, guess what, “Kori talks too much in class.” I can only imagine the energy and patience someone had to have to keep up with me, as that little girl.

Even though a lot has changed, my mind still races; my body, not so much. I am a deep and detailed thinker. I get migraines, a lot! Come to think of it, that maybe why!? I’m always thinking, and if not careful, I can get myself in big trouble – heart trouble. I’ve learned that when the bad thoughts creep in, God’s Word needs to immediately march in. It is my sword and I carry it with me every day. I must, because I am weak.

Be still. Be strong.

God’s Word is the only thing that has ever been able to make me stop the thoughts; stop the racing; stop the constant over-thinking. He calms my mind, and my heart. That little girl that still lives inside me – the one that no one could ever tame – God can. God does. For hours, just He and I; taming my mind – taming, me. I’ve never been able to focus on anything for a long period of time, but I can focus on His awesomeness until I must force myself away. He can “still” the not-so-little-girl in me in my earthly race, and He always gives me the strength and time to do it.

In the stillness, my faith grows; and it’s in that faith that I feel rested, loved, and focused on what truly is important; Him.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

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