Monday, January 28, 2013

Be Still...

Be still, cease striving...  Ah, this morning I am soaking in Psalm 46:10-11

10 [a]Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the [b]nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

.... and know that I am God...   Hhhmmm, some days we have no choice about being still, a lot of times I even fight it- IF I have any strength to do so...  but here, we are invited, or rather commanded? to be still, cease striving...

and, to what?  'and know that I am God'.  WOW!  There is a surrendering there, with the greatest of rewards- to know the Great I AM, God.  Take that in; breathe that into your heart and sould for a moment. 

He is exalted when we are still. 

He reminds us- He is with us-  this very LORD of hosts, is with us!  He commands the universe and beyond, and yet, He is here with

He is our Strong-hold.  Even when ALL else is uncertain- you can be certain you can find a strong-hold in this LORD of hosts who is Everpresent.  This is not dependent on how we may feel at the moment- rather it is reality: He is here.

At the end is the musical notation of 'Selah'-  I love it-  it is instructing us again to pause here.  Again-  to breathe this Word in, let it saturate our being... 

The LORD's timing is beyond our comprehension- He moves in and out, and around our human understanding of time.  There are days where things seem to rush by, and others days that drag...But our God is not bound by time- He is in no hurry, He is aware of all the dimensions associated with our moment-- things that we don't yet have eyes to see; except perhaps a little peek now and again at which we in awe! 

So Beloved- rest today.  Be still- and know that the LORD of hosts is at work.  Enjoy His presence.  Concern yourself only with that which He puts directly before you to do at this time.  He is the One Who Delights in Taking Care of His Children~ 


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