“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”Psalms 46:10 NKJV
Today I want to encourage you to take a moment and be still.
We’ve all heard it, “Be STILL and know that I am God”
But do we truly do it? Do we truly know how?
See, it’s a two part verse.
BE STILL, and KNOW
Many of us find it hard to become STILL. Our days are crammed with the busy-ness of life, and every hour, sometimes every minute is accounted for.
So how do we become STILL?
It is a conscious decision to make everything seemingly less important, even for a moment.
A moment to pause, a moment to breathe, a moment to unwind, a moment to decompress.
That one small moment of being STILL, is so refreshing, so revitalizing, that it is often so easy to take in a fresh breath and continue about our day with such mental clarity and a sense of accomplishment, without moving on to the second, most vital part of that verse.
In your mental, emotional, and physical “pause”, there is an invitation to KNOW that He is God.
I don’t believe it means to just take a breath and remember that He’s in charge. Or even taking a breather and thinking to yourself “He is God.”
I believe that the process of KNOWING that He is God, is invitation to truly get to KNOW your God. It is much deeper.
That word KNOW in Hebrew is the word yâda. Which obviously means to know, but digging deeper, it means to ‘become aware of, by seeing.’
By saying “…KNOW that I am God” there is actually an invitation for a face to face encounter!
That word yâda is the same word used in Genesis “know both good and evil”
It speaks of an AWAKENING.
Could it be that what Father God is really saying is:
“Get STILL enough to come up and see my face. Take a long close look at me until you are suddenly aware and awakened to the fact that I AM GOD”
And when you are awakened to, and are so aware of the I AM, your life will never be the same.
You are face to face with the one who looks to you and says…
I AM YOUR HEALER
I AM YOUR WAY MAKER
I AM YOUR MIRACLE WORKER
I AM YOUR COMFORT
I AM YOUR PEACE
I AM YOUR PORTION
I AM YOUR STRONG TOWER
I AM YOUR STRENGTH
I AM YOUR DELIVERER
I AM YOUR REDEEMER
I AM YOUR SAVIOUR
I AM YOUR FRIEND
I AM YOUR FATHER
So be encouraged this morning.
BE STILL… and see His face!
BE STILL… and be awakened!
BE STILL… AND KNOW!
PRAY THIS WITH ME:
“Heavenly Father, I come to you today and ask that You teach me to be still, and to know that You are God! I’m sorry for the times I allowed myself to get so busy, so caught up in life, that I lost sight of You! Right now I throw everything aside, and fix my eyes on You Lord! I want to see Your face, I long for Your presence Lord. I want to stand before the Great I AM. Come Holy Spirit, may I never be the same again, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!”