Be Still and Know God
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
Satan has caused this world to be fast moving, and to keep our minds focused on the world. If we desire to walk with God we must be still inside and be able to focus. Without the ability to focus how can we meditate on God and his Word? In order to follow the Spirit. we need to be quiet inside, focus, and know the Word.
I will be exalted in the earth. We praise the Lord with a thankful heart, not for His benefit but for our benefit. The more we praise and exalt the Lord the bigger God gets in our life, and the smaller we become. The smaller we become the more we depend on the Lord, and the more we trust his ways over our ways, which makes our faith pleasing to him. To exalt the Lord and thank the Lord from our hearts, requires we be still inside and focus.
Jesus answered, God’s kingdom is coming, but not in a way that you will be able to see with your eyes. People will not say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ because God’s kingdom is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Our soul can live in the Kingdom if our thoughts are in Godly direction. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2) With God’s help we can keep our thought on things above, and when our minds are on worldly business, there is secret communion going on with the Lord. This occurs if we are being still inside. If our minds are racing on worldly things or Godly things, it will be difficult if not impossible to commune with the Lord.
That is why Psalm 46:10 says, Be still, and know that I am God, because Christ speaks to us and expects us to be still to hear the thought he places in our minds. If we ask the Lord and listen, it will be easier to notice new thoughts in our minds. Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:11-12) The gentle whisper was the Lord’s voice.
Today be still inside and be aware of new thoughts, and beware of changes in the desires of your heart. We must be still if we want to commune with God. It will be easier to commune with God when asking for understanding of the Word as we read it.
Prayer: Lord help to be still inside and hear your voice in my thoughts and when the desires of my heart changes. In Jesus name, Amen