Be Still And Know I Am God
This whole, "be still" thing has been a problem for me. I can't sit still. I have to be doing something all the time. Call it A.D.H.D. or whatever; I just don't like to be still.
Then God says, "Russ! Sit still!" I remember my mom saying the same thing, and I remember what happened to me when I didn't. So when God says it, I force myself to sit down and shut up.
God is a God or an organization. He created the world in 6 days. Look at His creation, and you will discover that He is a God or order.
But God is a God who works organically. Like grass growing or seasons change, it just happens. Naturally, I cannot sit around and watch grass grow. ( I shudder at the thought. ) But every couple of weeks I notice that it needs to be mowed. The process is happening naturally.
When God speaks a particular word into your life, you know it. It is clear and distinctive. After that, He leads you, step by step in a process that accomplishes His goal in your life. We like that process (well I do). It is clear and well defined.
Then God will begin to do a work in your life, your home, or your ministry and you didn't even notice. All of a sudden you see it. God did not announce Himself; He didn't give you a heads up. What do you do?
Be still and know He is God. Tell the control freak inside of you to sit down and shut up. If you try to "fiddle" with God's process - you will mess it up.
Find out what God is doing and get on board with it. Again, you're not trying to control it; you're just going to become a part of it.
Don't worry about where this is going. Organizationally, you have a clear picture of what God's goal is. Organically, not so much. I can tell you that you will find out soon enough. But this is where you have to trust Him. (Sorry, no other choices here.)
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to be still. AMEN