I already had a post planned for today but in typical God style…He had another vision! Honestly, when do our plans ever really work out?
We are living in times where it is challenging to just rest in God’s presence. It is easy to get caught up in the ups and downs of life, but God commands us be still. Psalm 46:10 (NIV) says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The word still, has many definitions, as it can mean being at peace, mentally or motionless, physically. After reading the scripture over again, God showed me that being still is not just sitting around and doing nothing, but getting up and moving according to His promises for my life. Applying God’s command to be still in our lives, looks like the following:
S tanding with God
When life leaves us unsteady, we stand boldly knowing that God is on our side.
T rusting in God
We may not understand life at the present moment, but we know that God does and we can rely on that.
I n God's Hands
In the good and bad times, we can always seek refuge in the fact that God holds us in His mighty hands.
L iving for God
Spreading the good news of salvation through Jesus, and God’s unconditional love keeps our minds on eternity…our real home!
L oving God and People
Shifting our focus to others and from ourselves, weeds out ungratefulness and the spirit of impatience.
Are we supposed to just live for God when everything is going right? Does God expect us to wake up and be perfectly still? No and definitely no. Stillness is a lifestyle, not an annual holiday. And God never asked us to be perfect, He just asked us to be completely yielded to Him. In the mist of life’s storms, our only job is to be still and know that God is bringing us through…and turning things around.
Be still. One message. Two Words. My prayer is that we will find and maintain stillness in our lives, that persists come rain or shine!
Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! And even if you don’t get a gift or flowers, remember that you are God’s Beloved Valentine all year!