BE STILL AND KNOW

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 8, 2018

My daily blog is often inspired by a song.  That is the case today. Reuben Morgan with Hillsong music composed the worship song, “Still.” It has been a favorite of mine for some years. The message of the song is that when our lives are in turmoil, and life’s storms are determined to destroy us, we need to be still.

The message is based on Psalm 46.  Read these familiar verses;“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46: 1-3).

These verses use the imagery of how bad storms can get. So are the storms of our lives.  We should be emboldened by the fact that God is our refuge and strength and that He is always with us in trouble. What comforting words.  That, however, is difficult to grasp when we are in the midst of the storm. Reading on a few verses, we find how we come to grips with it all.  He says, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10a). There are two operative words here. The first is still.  When we are so busy trying to solve our problems we can’t be still.  We are fretting and worrying and looking for answers in the wrong places.  We must learn to be “still.” A similar scripture is, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31 King James Version).It is clear we are to be still and/or wait on God.

The other operative word is, “know.” The scripture does not say, “be still and think that I am God,” nor does it say “be still and hope that I am God.”  We must be still and “know” that He is God.” There is no storm He can’t calm.

Practice today being still.  Find comfort, peace and rest in the knowledge that He is God.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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