Being still with God

Prayer“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)

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As I conclude the topic of stewardship, I am reminded that there is a danger with stewardship.

That danger is getting too caught up in the aspect of doing.

Today’s verse reminds us that first and foremost, God wants us to simply be with Him. The proper order is being in Him first…so that our doing arises out of our being…not the other way around.

And to be with Him, we must first be still.

But in today’s world, it is easier to do than to be still. In fact, we are rapidly losing the art of being still. A friend recently shared a related article with me. It describes a study in which men and women were asked to simply be still with their own thoughts. However, if they were uncomfortable with simply being still, they were given the option of shocking themselves with a small jolt from a battery. Two-thirds of men and a quarter of the women chose to shock themselves rather than being still.

Yes…that’s right…a majority of men and a quarter of women chose to shock themselves rather than being still.

As followers of Jesus, we should we should go beyond simply being comfortable with being still…we should learn to crave being still…with Him.

Try taking some time now…to be still…even if it’s only for 5-10 minutes.

Sit in His presence…

Know that He is God…

Praise Him in your heart…

Praise Him with words…

Exalt Him…

Prayer: Lord, You are God my Creator…

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