Living Free - July 11, 2013

Be Still

Today's Scripture

"Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!" - Psalm 46:10 AMP

Thoughts for Today

Worship can take various forms. We can worship God through shouts of praise, songs of joy, words or adoration. Or . . . we can worship him by being still.

Sometimes God calls us to simply let be and be still. Let go of our worries. Let go of our fears. Let go of our doubts. Let go of our problems. Let go of the turmoil that surrounds us. Let go and be still before him.

Be still. Know, recognize, and understand that he is God. Think about what that means! He is God! Creator of all that is. And no matter what we see now . . . he will be exalted. Among the nations. In all the earth.

Consider this ...

Several years ago a woman teaching a home Bible study grew bored with it. The ladies in the group enjoyed the study, were even excited about it. But the leader heard the same thing in every lesson: Be still and know that I am God.

Little did she know that God was preparing her. Her world would soon turn upside down when her husband walked out on her. But she learned. She learned to be still. To understand that God is God. He still loved her. He still cared for her. He was still in control.

You may be going through a special challenge. Learn to worship. Learn to be still and know, really know, that he is God.

Prayer

Father, teach me to worship by being still before you. Help me to be still and know, know in my whole being, that you are God. In Jesus' name . . .

These thoughts were drawn from ...

A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.

 

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