I have been trying to learn to be still and know that He is God. I fidget and squirm and can't seem to settle. Then it came to me. I find it so easy for my mind to go into automatic when I knit. I sort out what is going on in my life and emotions that are built up inside and verses come to mind and I pray without working hard at it. This morning when I was trying to be still it came to me ...I can be still while I knit. Thank you Lord for giving me this revelation this morning!
I don't think that I am the only one who struggles with this and I know it isn't limited to knitting. A person can knit, crochet, make bread, draw, needlework, mend clothes, maybe bead, just some kind of handiwork with your hands. I think you could even take this and apply it to walking, running, swimming, gardening, anything that is repetitious and lets the mind relax. What do you like to do that will help your mind relax enough to let you hear the Lord talking to you?