The vernacular of young people can be quite interesting; they have a way of merging two words together to make a new word. It is very creative. Take, for example, the word "chillax". (I learned this from my younger sister, Sabrei.) For those who may be unfamiliar with this term, as I was, it means to "chill and relax".
Although a trendy word, long before chillaxing gained popularity--God had already given this directive. It's found in Psalm 46:10. In times of fret and worry, God calls us to chillax or "be still", the Hebrew word "rapha" meaning to relax, let go, to be quiet and "know", the Hebrew word "yada" meaning to understand, consider, acknowledge. Understanding, considering, and acknowledging the truth of who God is brings peace, rest, and settling to our souls.
The Holiday season, which is upon us, can be a time of unrest and emotional stirring. It may be the dreaded family gathering, spending the Holiday alone, perhaps it's grieving or mourning the loss of a dear loved one, maybe it's a financial hardship, or the stress of last-minute shopping and preparation. Whatever may be causing anxiety in your life, God is calling you to "chillax"--relax, let it go, and acknowledge Him as 'elohiym, the "supreme, Most High God" and experience the satisfaction, grace, joy, and peace that comes from resting in Him.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge you as Elohiym. You are the Most High God. There is none like you. I humble myself under your word recognizing only you can bring rest and peace to my soul. Amen.