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Be Still and Know “I AM”

I woke up singing this song today. It’s from the Fray. I love how God sings over us when we sleep and we wake up praising His name!

 

BE STILL

by the Fray

 

Be still and know
That I’m with you.
Be still and know
That I am here.
Be still and know
That I’m with you.
Be still, be still and know.
When darkness comes upon you
And covers you with fear and shame.
Be still and know that I’m with you
And I will say your name.
If terror falls upon your bed
And sleep no longer come
Remember all the words I said
Be still, be still and know.
When you go through the valley
And shadow comes down from the hill.
If morning never comes to be
Be still, be still, be still.
If you forget the way to go
And lose where you came from
If no one is standing beside you
Be still and know I am.
Be still and know
That I’m with you.
Be still and know I am.

Psalms 46:10 – Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

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Finding Peace in the Silence

There is a peace in silence. Have you been there? To the place where there is no noise. Not that easy these days is it? I took a web free vacation this past weekend and didn’t post a thing. Yep, time for some R & R with no internet.   I have to say, I miss those days.  I mean, I love you all, and I love reading your posts as you pour out your hearts – that I missed. But do you remember the days before Google, before Smartphones, and before the Internet?

I don’t think our kids get to experience that.  They talk on the phone, message, snap-chat, instagram, FB, etc – everything is online whether you want it there or not.  And I have heard so many horror stories about how people are finding out about personal family issues online. I know, it happened to me too.

How can we value privacy when we don’t have any?

How can we hear God if we don’t listen?be still

Here is an excerpt from Beliefnet along with my interpretation…

 

Six Benefits of Silence

1. Soul Refreshing

We cannot pour water into a cup that won’t sit still.

 

2. Soul Restoration

We  cannot strip away the old and put on the new if you won’t stop to get dressed.

 

3.Soul Healing

We cannot expect a wound to heal if you won’t bring it to the surface and let the Holy Spirit take it away.

 

silence4. Soul Listening

We cannot hear if we don’t stop talking.

 

5.  Soul Quieting

We cannot receive from God if we are too busy with our hands doing what we want.

 

6. Soul Ravishing

We cannot enter that intimate place with God and let him pour His love on us if we won’t sit still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do with Peace

OK, so we have made it through the trial. We have been in the fire of affliction and have come out and we didn’t even smell like smoke.  Then comes the peace.  Peace that started when we were in the furnace.  Peace that makes absolutely no sense.  Just knowing that God was with us in that furnace and we were not alone made all the difference.  We surrendered to His will and His way in the furnace – or in the desert – or in the pit – or at the end of the land with an ocean in front of us.  Hallelujah – we made it.  But now what?

Have you ever felt this way?  I think I am so used to chaos and things going wrong that I have to admit – peace is a bit unnerving. It is so quiet!  Now I am not complaining – I rather like it quiet.  I have given myself permission to move out of the past and into my promised land and it’s rather exciting.  There is a world of opportunities awaiting us and I’m not really sure what to do next.  Lead us Lord – don’t stop now!

God’s Word for You:

Peace and Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:-8 NIV)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Phillipians 4:4-9 NIV)

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

Thank you – for meeting us in the fire of affliction and leading us out.  Thank you that just by Your presence things change.  Thank you for this new peace – we know it is a gift from you. Let us relax and just relish it – as you are still right here with us.  Thank you, that for today, we can just ‘be’ here with You.

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