Living Free - July 24, 2014

  

Today's Scripture

"Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10 NIV

Thoughts for Today

These eight words found in the Psalms speak volumes about putting God at the center of our lives.

Be still...

Stop worrying. Calm down. Don't be afraid. Stop trying to figure it out by yourself. Stop trying to make things happen. Slow down. Take a deep breath. Forget the money crunch. Take time out from the pressures at work. Stop striving. Stop talking... and listen.

Know that I am God...

I know you. I know your needs. Nothing surprises me. I am the Creator of all things. I care about everything that concerns you. I am love. I am peace. I am joy. I am sovereign. I am all-knowing. I am all-powerful. I am eternal. I am faithful. I am merciful. I am gracious. I am the King of kings and Lord of lords. I am your Father, your Daddy. I am the same yesterday, today and forever. I love you with an everlasting love. I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Consider this …

When we are willing to be still and to know that he is God, he will become the center of our lives. And everything else we do will revolve around him and all that he is.

Prayer

Father, teach me to set aside all my anxieties and fears and "to-do's" and to truly be still before you. Help me to know you better, to begin to grasp your greatness, your love and your mercy. In Jesus' name...

These thoughts were drawn from …A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches the 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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