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Be Still And Know That I Am God
by Mary Jones, Norwich, England
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
How often are we still, I mean really still...
It seems that even in repose, on the outside quiet, but what about our mindset, can we really know what it is to be stilled?
Stillness means this...Deep silence and calm; Up to and including the present or the time mentioned; even now (or then) as formerly quiet..
What a thought, no matter the momentary situation, what has occurred, as was and is and is to come our security is in Him, the very lover of our souls..
A fortress in times of struggle and strife.
As those called by His name, we are secure in the knowledge that whatever befalls us, nothing can change the fact that we are in His embrace, in His will and His name is to be exalted.
He is indeed our Fortress, in times of trouble, our defense, in times of rest our abode.
We are part of a world that is at war with our very being, we will face problems on a daily basis, we cannot avoid them.
Whether it is personal, interpersonal or governmental, all creation groans:-
"The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies."
Be still, be quiet, rest in His presence, 'The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, '
Still your mind, this is where the battlefield is...
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. ...
Be still and know that He is God...the very lover of our souls...
Is your heart heavy?, lay your burden down at His feet.
Does your mind seem fit to burst?, rejoice with psalms and lift your voice in songs of praise, a sure antidote to heaviness..
The word praise is an abstract word that has no relationship with the ancient Hebrew's concrete way of thinking. While the word halel is translated as "praise" it is also translated as "shine" as in Job 29:3. The original meaning of halel is the North Star. This star, unlike all of the other stars, remains motionless and constantly shines in the northern sky and is used as a guide when traveling. In the Ancient Hebrew mind we praise God by looking at him as the guiding star that shines to show us our direction. The first letter in this Hebrew word (from right to left) is a picture of a man with his arms raised up as pointing toward something of greatness. The second two letters are pictures of a shepherd staff which is used by the shepherd to move his flock toward a direction. When these two letters are combined the idea of looking toward something is formed.
To God be the praise and glory! In Jesus’ name I send out this teaching and ask that the Word bless and heal all who read or hear it.
God bless you all.
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