What does it mean to be still dear God? Can I rest? Can I be motionless? Can I really just stop at this moment as the world passes by in a blur? The Psalmist recorded, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, NIV).”
I know he is God. I know that in my heart. Yet to be still and know that he is God is quite a different thing. Being in the moment. Clearing my mind of the blur of activity. Resting my tired body. Pressing the stop button of my life instead of pause. To know God is to be still in him. To empty myself and let his presence flow freely into my life, instead of just letting him seep into the remaining cracks and crevices of my full life.
To be truly still is to be motionless, stopped, empty. To let exhaustion take over and immobilize me in the presence of you dear God. To stop pressing onward and release myself to your hand, your lead. Take your hand in my hand dear God, like the small child I am who still has so much more to learn about you. May I look up to you with confidence that you will lead me, lead me on the right path.
© 2019 CGThelen
10 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — STOP!”
“To know God is to be still in him.” AMEN! This is very true and sometimes harder to put into practice, but if we are truly willing to abide in Him and His Words it will just flow in action easily cause He helps by/through the Holy Spirit. Blessed post! Blessings and much strength to you. ❤
Abide in him. So true. With the Spirit of God working in us, we can be strengthened by Him. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. May the Lord Jesus strengthen you. Blessings.
Amen!! Very true indeed, yes I agree with you on that! No problem! 🙂 in Jesus name, thank you much!
That’s a God-honoring take on that passage.
And this: “To empty myself and let his presence flow freely into my life, instead of just letting him seep into the remaining cracks and crevices of my full life.” – Yes, and Amen!
Thanks for the comment. Seems it is so hard to fill ourselves with God first, then let life flow in around that. It is a daily challenge for me. Blessings to you.
For years I was driven to exhaustion by the ‘do’. I thought I could never rest. Little did I realize that my own ‘self’ nature was driving me to destruction.
When Jesus cut that down to size I found that peace and rest have become my companions. No longer driven to ‘do’ but now free to ‘be’ God has rescued me from my ‘self’. Truly God is able to rescue all who willingly surrender their ‘self’ nature to Him!
Thank you for these wise words and sharing your experience. I love that phrase “free to be” what God wants us to be. You have shown us it is possible to be still. Blessings to you.
this verse is so powerful if only we would truly honor and adhere to it. The world wants us to believe otherwise.
A few powerful words. It is a daily struggle to not get caught up in the fast-paced world. Thanks for the comment.
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