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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Our natural tendency when we have a problem is to rush into a quick fix. Do something right away to get rid of the problem.

God tells us clearly in the Bible to “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

That’s the first thing a Christian should do in any situation. Being still is asking for God’s direction and then listening to what He says. He may have a message for you. Jesus said, “What I tell you in the dark; speak in the daylight.” (Matthew 10:27) He may want us to learn something through our troubles that will help someone else later in their troubles. We are called to love others, comfort them and show them that God loves them.

When we are hurrying and busy, we are only thinking of ourselves. When we stop and let God order and guide our thoughts, they turn first to Him. We were created to be in a relationship with our creator. Thinking of Him first is natural and gives us peace.

Many times we rush to say things we later regret. Proverbs 10:19 says, “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin; but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” Stop and listen before you say something. Then you will have nothing to take back.

Psalm 62:5 says, “For God alone my soul awaits in silence for my hope is from Him.” Hope is what it’s all about. Hope in God and in our faith is a sure thing for Christians. God will never forsake us. His Bible, His prophecies are real and true. Be still and listen to Him.

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