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Sassy Fox

Be still, and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10 ESV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and lobnaSaleh.My cat looks like a sassy fox. Literally, he has the bushiest tail I’ve ever seen on a feline. We named him Sherbet—Sherby for short—because of his orange dreamsicle coloring. His long, thick fur promotes a plump stature with his golden eyes sparkling as they coordinate with his soft coat. He is a stunningly beautiful cat.

Sherby has been a member of our family for over two years. He has definitely made our lives more interesting because of his curious nature. We never know what our mischievous cat will get into next. There have been numerous times that Sherby has explored an area he has no business investigating. He has spent the night enclosed in our garage without food or water. He has roamed underneath our house only to be trapped for hours. He has even napped the night away in our SUV with leather seats. Most recently, he climbed to the top of a huge tree only to discover he didn’t know how to come down. Sherby has a restless spirit that always seems to get him in trouble.

I too have a restless spirit in me. It is difficult for me to slow down long enough to enjoy God’s beauty. Or to be quiet long enough to hear His gentle whispers to me. The Bible tells us to Be still, and know that I am God.  I really need to hear those powerful words, and perhaps you do too. Stop rushing around like a whirlwind. Cultivate a spirit that is satisfied in this season of life, right where you are now. 

Let God show you His complete peace and satisfaction by spending time abiding in Him. Be refreshed in knowing you don’t have to wander, explore, or search. He is already there waiting for you. Waiting for you to be still and know that He is God.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and lobnaSaleh.)

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Alisha Ritchie

Alisha Ritchie is a wife, mother of two wonderful children, physical therapy assistant by profession, and dedicated church member and Sunday school teacher. She resides in the small town of Stanfield, North Carolina, where she enjoys writing, spending time with her children, and ministering to others through her work and small group Bible studies. 


  1. How true for so many of us. Have you ever walked a labyrinth for a quiet experience?

  2. Nice message, Alisha. Some things requires stillness to perceive. Busyness can blind us from knowledge of our creator! But we need to explore and search too. Hebrews 11:6 tells us to ""earnestly seek"" God. I see it like King Solomon taught in Ecclesiastes 3--we need times for seeking and stillness.