Be still and know

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I’m blessed with this comforting verse from Psalm 46:10 of the Bible. The New Century version says: “Be quiet and know that I am God. I will be supreme over the nations; I will be supreme in the earth.”

It’s jolly hard to be still and quiet when we are so used to noise and talk.  I’ve found a wonderful God slot on Premier Christian Radio just after midday on weekdays when a presenter (Dr Michael Jazz – I think that’s how you spell his name) leads his listeners into being still and knowing that God is in control in various aspects of life.  It’s highly recommended but we need to make being still a regular habit.

I sometimes go for a quiet day to the Sisters of Jesus Way in West Kirby on the Wirral, near to where I live and just changing the tempo of life and being still and quiet I find so amazingly wonderful. Sometimes, I just rest and not much transpires between me and my wonderful Saviour, Jesus. At other times I pour my heart out before him and then at other times I can be still and just feel his presence. There is nothing else or no one else to compare with this.

God knows how we humans get so busy.  We hardly have time to talk with our spouses and other people, let alone God. Being still and listening to God is a discipline in itself.

Our children need to learn to be still, too, as they will wear out quicker than we are. Balance and rest are so important rather than constant activity. As they look at creation, they can see the patterns of animals and their rest times which are so vital for their survival.  So with us.

Let’s make time to be still and know that God is God and give an example to our children. Take time to reflect with the books in ‘The Creation Series’ and snuggle up with a child to view his wonderful creations.