“Be still and know that I am God…” Ps 46:10

Many people talk about being still before God in a negative light. They say that they do not know how to be still before God. They actually compare it to boredom, “I don’t know how to just sit and do nothing. How do you do that?”

The verse does not tell you to sit and do nothing. When you become still, your mind can remain active. You are awaiting the words of God, but your busy cells need to quiet themselves so the Master can be heard.

Your imagination is the intangible world where you and the Creator of the universe meet. God is the author of your imagination.

Boredom comes when you focus on what you cannot do.

Inspiration comes when you focus on what you can do.

True inspiration comes when you communicate with the One who can do all things.

God knew we would need time alone to “declutter and clean” out our minds of our feeble attempts at solutions, so He commanded us to keep the sabbath, be still, and find rest for our souls. Do you refuse the gift of peace He offers? Do you realize that by your non-stop actions, you are telling Him that what He has provided is not enough? Do you take the time to declutter, and refill with His solutions? Do you take the time at all?

“Be still and know that I am God.”

Many times, I meet with Him in the mornings, probably, because the house is still slumbering and there is a sacred silence awaiting me. I can take away its sacredness by filling it with the things of this life, or I can refuse the distractions and soak in His presence. During my time with Him, I hear Him. A thought comes into my head as I am pondering life or reading His word. He speaks so eloquently in the stillness and suddenly I see things from a totally different perspective. My body offers no distractions. My cells are quiet, waiting for their Masters’ next words. My mind can be attentive to only Him. That is where hope stems from. My soul hopes in the Lord.

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Ps 42:11

Do not listen to the enemy’s lies, that quiet time is boring, and you do not know how to be still before Him. It is what you were made for! You were created for relationship, and the most important relationship of all is with Him. Busyness creates a relationship with chaos, and chaos is not from God. Who are you cultivating a relationship with?

“Be still and know that I am God.”