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Monday, May 2, 2011

Be Still and Know

"Be still and know that I am God..." -- Psalm 46:10

In times of uncertainty this scripture verse can be a source of much comfort and strength.  But it sounds much easier than it is in practice.  It is hard in today's world to 'be still.'

We have become acclimated to constant noise.  Many report that they cannot sleep without some sort of noise in the background, because it is 'too quiet.'  But it is important to include in one's day a period of complete silence, if even for 15 minutes, for meditation, quiet reflection, and prayer.  It is then that we can reaffirm deep in our spirit that we 'know that He is God.'

Knowing that God is God comforts us in time of upheaval and strengthens us in doing what we have to do to survive.

Prayer: "O God, help us to become quiet and still so that we can know You are God.  And in so doing let us find your peace.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."

Music for meditation: "As the Deer"--a symphonic arrangement of the traditional hymn.  Beautiful!

2 comments:

  1. This message is so true. Recently, over spring break we took our family to Arches National Park. While the family was hiking to Delicate Arch, I took a few moments and sat on some rocks and listen to the sounds of nature and the quiet. I could hear birds chirping, a creek trickling and in the distance one could hear the quiet voices of others traveling quite a distance. In that quiet there is no doubt that God hears loudly the softest said or thought prayers. Everything around us testified of our Creator. It was a peace that only comes to those who listen to the quiet and in doing so hear His voice speak to your heart. I have a testimony of Christ and of my Father in Heaven. I know that if we spend a few moments a day in quiet, we will KNOW of HIS presence in our lives and we will be strengthened.

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  2. Thank you Gwen, and God bless you.

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