Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalms 46:10 NKJV)
I was meditating on this verse last night so I would like to
share some insights I got as I was doing that:
The word says, “Be still”
Stop all the fretting and worrying!
Stop the voices of fear and doubt!
Being still is proclaiming to the enemy you believe God is bigger
than what you are facing right now!
It is you proclaiming, that God is bigger than your fears!
It is you proclaiming God is bigger than your storm because
if you can’t take the time to be still but have the time to fret
and worry then what are you really saying???
That’s what being still means.
Because in stillness we will see God for who He really is!
We will see God exalted!
In stillness we see God!
In stillness we will know Him!
It’s hard to see Him when we are scurrying about. It’s hard to see Him when we are striving in our strength!
It’s hard to see Him when our minds are racing wondering what to do!
Being still requires us to make a deliberate effort to silence the loud voices!
No matter how loud and convincing the voices are, they need to be silenced.
In stillness EVERY voice is silenced, every voice except God’s!
In stillness truth is revealed and lies exposed!
Be still and know I am God!
We live in a very fast moving world. We also live in a world where we are constantly being bombarded by information. If it is not television, its radio. If it’s not radio it is internet and so on and so on. My point is this, it is very hard to be silent. It is extremely difficult to just have uninterupted times of silence! But this is the thing, we need times of silence. They need to be a vital part of our lives.
In those times we meet God. In those times we get to offload all the baggage we have acquired. In those times we get to strip ourselves before God and be open about what we are facing. In those times we cry out to God. In those times we get strengthened to face other greater challenges.
So without those times we are in trouble. How many of us take time to spend with God? We need those times to learn how to hear God. So if we don’t have quiet times how can we survive?
The main reason we need to have a quiet time with God is to meet with Him!
So where are you? Do you have those times when you are silent before God, where you allow Him to deal with your heart and where you allow Him to speak to you and refresh you? If not make a decision to have that time. It will change your life as you do it.
He is waiting for you.