Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Be still and know that I am God.

“Be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10).

Here, the word still comes from a Hebrew word meaning to “let go” or “release.” The meaning would be best understood to say “cause yourself to become restrained or to let go.” In other words, we need to come to a place where we are willing to submit ourselves to God and acknowledging that he is in sovereign control.
When we realize that we are truly incapable of controlling life, we can surrender our will to God’s will. It may be a matter of finally saying we trust him. This will open the door so that we may experience the fullness of all God wants and has for us. After all, he is our Creator and has a perfect plan for us when we let him orchestrate it.
“…and know that I am God” denotes recognition, acknowledgement, and answering God. First, we must know that God is God, the one and only Supreme Being who created all the heavens and earth (Genesis 1:1).
We can know him by having an intimate relationship with him. That does not come from knowing about him, but rather getting to personally know him by what he says (in his Holy Word, the Bible), 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 Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you” .
When we read the Scriptures, we will learn to recognize the way God talks to us, the kinds of things God says, and the merciful love he offers.

Peace and love,


"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

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