“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
The prayer seeps through my pen and onto my page:
“Lord, renew my awareness of Your presence. A fresh infilling of You in me. A gentle, peaceful work You do in me that flows from me. No rushing. No pressure. Just peaceful guidance from You, leading to purposeful obedience from me.”
I realize that in the natural, my pathway will not guide me to peace.
Writing two books while drawer closer and closer to the holidays.
But You did not create these celebrations to be what they become.
You are the author of peace.
“Be still, and know that I am God …”
See that common? It’s a pause. Be still. When I am still, I will know.
Not “When I am busy” or “When I am productive”, but “When I am still”.
Still here in the Hebrew means: to hang limp, sink down, be feeble, to be lazy, to leave alone, abandon, withdraw, to show oneself slack
Could this possibly be that I am reading this right?
God is endorsing this type of behavior?
Yes; I have read His word correctly.
Be still. Be patient. Be quiet. Be trustful.