PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, as I started to think about what needs to be done today, I immediately felt the words, “Be still, and know that I am God…” A calm came over me and I knew this was what I would write about this morning.
For the corresponding picture, I started looking through my stock image library for something tranquil and peaceful. And while I wouldn’t have necessarily labeled this cityscape in those terms, it probably is about as peaceful as a city gets…
Whether you live in a metropolis or not, our modern-day lives don’t lend themselves easily to “being still.” It’s a side effect of what you’ve heard me talk about before—our microwave society. We want it hot, we want it fast, we want it now. We don’t have time to wait.
But what if we made a commitment for at least five or ten minutes a day to sit still and just ponder on the greatness of God? I can’t help but think that all this stuff we do would be put into perspective.
I’m going to copy/paste the Psalm that today’s verse comes from and do exactly that. Just sit still and know that He is God.
Today, as you pray, thank God for being bigger, stronger, most powerful, and worthy of all our awe and praise. Most of all, thank Him for being in control when things feel out of control. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be still and know… He is God.
Psalm 46:1-11 ESV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah