Posted by: missionventureministries | December 12, 2011

BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD – Psalm 46:10

When we are still, surrender to His Lordship and reflect on the truth that God is in complete control of us and this world, we will find peace and are delivered from our earthly fears. In fact, even though the present world is in turmoil, with the nations raging and the kingdoms of men faltering, we will not fear, since we know that God is our present help in time of trouble. (Psalm 46:1-2)

We are to meanwhile “set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”  – Colossians 3:2-4

But to what end are we to be still, surrender, and even die to self? We surrender to know the saving power of God in our lives. We give up trusting in ourselves and our own powers in order to experience the glory of God’s all sufficiency because “the LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.” – Exodus 14:14

Psalm 46 tells us that we must know God, and we can do that by having an intimate relationship with Him. That knowledge does not come from knowing about Him, but rather getting to personally know Him by what He says in His Holy Word. By recognizing the things He does in our lives, and by way of His Holy Spirit who comes to guide and comfort us. In John 14:26, Jesus says “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

We need to realize that hearts that will cease focusing on themselves, will find “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” – Philippians 4:7. That “in quietness and trust” – Isaiah 30:15, is the source of all strength; a great peace that will never make us stumble (Psalms 119:165); and will give us a deep rest, which the world can never give nor take away.

We deal with so many responsibilities in the course of just one day, it is for that reason that it is so very important to start the day focusing on our Creator; this has to be our first and top priority. There is only one way to know God, we need to: “Be still, and know.” Because “the LORD is in His holy temple, therefore, let all the earth keep silence before Him.” – Habakkuk 2:20. We need to trust our God because by seeking His will and His guidance, He will set the priorities of our day and life and equip us to handle each one of them.

If we do not take time to be still before our Father, the less we will hear God’s voice and the more we operate according to our own agenda, wisdom and power. So why not take a moment right now and relax in the presence of God and “be still” because this knowledge come from a steady trust and recognition of God’s presence among us.

Thank you Lord for being our Almighty God and that we can always be in communion with You.

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