Be Still

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“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalm 46:10
I just realized I actually have time to blog.  It’s been two weeks since I’ve had time to sit and write.  I know that because it was my birthday the last time I was here.
Which now means I’m 49 years and 18 days old.  In the past two weeks I have had this moment happen.  I’m full of energy, life is thriving and I feel like I’m 20 years old.  Then I look in the mirror and see that I am actually closer to 50.  Not the most uplifting of moments.
In these past 18 days I have started a study on Job.  Actually, I’m currently reading three different books on Job.  From three very different perspectives.  It is amazing what God is teaching me.  I’m currently ruminating on suffering not being punishment, but being a promotion.
My pastor has preached some amazing messages on being a Warrior.  None spoke to me more than this past Sunday’s when he talked about facing your giants.  At just shy of 50, yes I’m obviously struggling with my age, I have heard numerous messages on David and Goliath.   I’ve heard my pastor speak on David and Goliath in the past.  One of the many things I love about him is how he always brings a fresh perspective.  It has to be God’s hand upon him, there is no other way he could do it like he does if it wasn’t.
I’m going to share the three main points, because they are that good:

  • Just because the giant is loud doesn’t mean you have to listen
  • You are not the underdog
  • It’s not the end of the story

Totally worth your time listening too, which you can do here:
I could go into any of these three topics.  Prayerfully over the next weeks I will.  Right now though, all I want to do is Be Still and know He is God.
Days like today for me, are the easiest to connect to God.  When I feel the warmth of His sunshine on my face.  When I feel the slight breeze He created.  When a special song comes on the radio, the windows are down and you feel like you don’t have a care in the world.  Joy just permeates from every pore.  You can feel His love enfolding you in the warmth of the sun.  There is no doubt of His love for you.  There is no doubt whatever His plan for you is, it’s the best one.
There’s just knowing.
Knowing He is God and I am not.  It is perfectly ok for it to be that way.  It’s the way it’s supposed to be.  It is perfectly ok to be still and know He is God.  It’s perfectly ok for me not to be God.  He never intended us to be equals.  He intended us to love one another.  He intended us to Love Him and love others.  That’s it.
God doesn’t need me to run the world He’s got it.  Turns out, He doesn’t need you to run it either.  Come, be still with me.  Just enjoy His presence on this beautiful day.  Even if for five minutes, it’s worth it!

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