Sunday, August 7, 2011
Be still and know that I am God...
I must be still not only because You come in whispers, as for Elijah, but because You have something to say and will be heard, no matter what.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among nations. I will be exalted in the earth.--Psalm 46:10
I must keep still until the racket of ME dies down enough for me to remember Your thundering majesty. I have to interrupt my consuming self-possession so that You may be exalted. And You will be. You do not need my permission, but You do want my attention. You, who are my constant companion in all times and places.
When I am still, inside and out, You surround and consume me. It is then I see You more clearly, then I face my sins, then I find forgiveness. It is only then I know the quiet of peace, hope, and confidence in the middle of the only place they can exist, Your exultation.