Have you been still lately? Hushed? Subdued? Soft? Free from disturbance?
Do you ever hear God saying to you, “Be still”?
Do you tell yourself that you are too busy or worn out to listen?
Lisa Chan is the wife of Francis Chan, the well-known pastor, speaker, and author of several books including Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell. She is also a mother to five children and a singer who has recorded three albums. Lisa’s latest endeavor is creating a devotional film series called “True Beauty“.
I had the opportunity to view Lisa’s first film in the series, “Be Still“, where she explores the truth that we have the same accessibility to Jesus that we would have if He was physically in our presence. The only requirement? To be still before Him daily, sitting at His feet, taking in who He is.
As women, we are all haunted by the demands of this world whether it be through our own perfectionism or others’ unrealistic expectations. We find ourselves burdened, tired, and overwhelmed. “Be Still” gives us a fresh perspective of what is better (Luke 10:42).
In this 23 minute film, Lisa uses her story and the story of a woman who was crushed by the revelation that her husband was leaving her for another woman to explain that it is not that we do not have enough time or energy to be still before Jesus. It is just that our time and energy are being sucked up by the distractions in this world that hold no eternal significance.
“Be Still” is perfect for your women’s small group, community group, Sunday school class, or Bible study. The length of the film allows for plenty of time for viewing and then small group discussion. At the same time, it is rich with spiritual truths and scripture, and it is engaging and thought-provoking.
No matter what age group or women’s ministry you are involved in, I highly recommend Lisa’s devotional film series.
Preview a snippet of the film below, and recommend it to your women’s ministry director or the pastoral leadership at your church or simply purchase it for yourself and your personal group. You can buy a copy here.