Inspirational Film Encourages Women To ‘Be Still’ (Review and Giveaway)

I recently had an opportunity to view the short film “TRUE BEAUTY Be Still” by Lisa Chan. Lisa is 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 Chan Be Still Film

Being someone who only goes to church here and there myself, I was not sure what to expect from this film. I have to tell you that I found the 23 minute video very calming to sit and watch. It opens up with Lisa talking about how we as women are living in crazy times where life is so full with so many distractions and so many things to do. And each year life just gets busier, and we add in and more things we try to accomplish.

In all of this madness, God, who never changes, and who always stays the same, is saying “Be Still.”

This film tells you how you can go about doing that and why you might want to make it a priority.

As we get so busy, we can sometimes feel like our life is spinning out of control – and in that process we may forget about God. I know that happens to me. Before things can change in your life, you need to be still… hushed, free, without distraction… before God. You need to really listen for God’s Word. Once you are in that quiet place, you pray and ask God for help. It is in that quiet time he gives you answers.

Lisa explains that it is not always about the person going bible study who gets the answers, you can get the answers you need simply by ‘being still’ and speaking with God on your own. And that it can even be as simple as holding on to just one verse that speaks to you.

I really liked how Lisa broke things down small. She explains that it doesn’t have to be you trying to take 24 hours to be still with God, you can start with something as small as just 15 minutes. And that your life doesn’t need to look like anyone else’s. She uses a beautiful analogy with a tree and how it helps to stay connected. Another woman in the video speaks about how after her life fell apart, it was when she was finally still, in her faith she found her answers and changed her life.

Lisa stresses that it is never too late to make the choice, and that you can start today – that is the true beauty. I thought this was a wonderful video for any women to watch, no matter how religious you may or may not be. Lisa’s film speaks to all of us.

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  1. says

    Francis Chan (Lisa’s husband) came to our church to speak. He isn’t a traditional pastor in that he preaches down to you, his enthusiasm and love for Christ just radiates to the congregation. You want to be like him. You want to care about others as he does. I would expect Lisa’s book to convey that same kind of joy. I could use some fresh words spoken to me about slowing down and sitting in God’s presence.

  2. Beth M. says

    I have the opposite problem of losing my job so now I have too much time on my hands and am overwhelmed with the lack of direction.

  3. Hessah` says

    Silence .. & Power Naps

    In this hectic lifestyle that I’m living being a Resident.. My 10-15 mins of Closed eye shutter naps means the the world to me ..

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