Memorize:Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10.
Devotional Reading: Psalm 42:1-10
I was driving along the countryside in East Sussex one afternoon, it was a quiet and rural road. Suddenly, I saw a community church on the left side of the road. There was a sign board by the left side of the church building which said “God has not promised us an easy voyage, but a safe arrival” As I reflected on the sign, it got me thinking. Many people worry and become trouble when faced with challenges ; forgetting that God requires us to be still even in time of storm, we must remember that He is God and there is nothing impossible for him to do.
When Jesus was with His disciples in the boat, in the middle of a storm, there were not still, they were afraid, He rebuked them for their “little faith”. If they knew that He was the all-powerful and all able God, they would know they were safe and didn’t have to be troubled.
Jesus expects them to know that the boat cannot capsize when He the commander of the oceans, earth & sky is in the boat. We must seek God and know Him personally. We cannot rely on the faith of someone else to trust God. Seeking God shouldn’t be an afterthought, but a dominant goal pursued with joy. We are commanded to be still before Him. To take time to listen. To reflect on His Word. We cannot be still if our minds are preoccupied by external pressures.
When we stand still, we withdraw from the battle and allow God to take the forefront, then we will see the salvation of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 20:17, Exodus 14:13.
Many have lost battles they should have won simply because they did not stand still and allow God to fight the battle. They tried to fight the battle themselves, making God secondary in the matter. Many rush through situations without seeking the face of God in the place of stillness before Him. Some people rush to pray or read a verse of the scriptures and get on with the day. How can we hear Him if we rush through a brief time of prayer or Bible study?
Being still means eliminating distractions and focusing on God. It means waiting in His presence and listening to Him. It means reading His Word. It means time dedicated to prayer and communion with Him.
I urge you to learn to be still. Give God the chance to prove Himself in your life. Allow Him to do what only He could do and see how things will turn around for your good.
I pray that God will give you the grace to be still and let God be God. You will not miss your season of breakthroughs; miracles and blessings in Jesus name.
Prayer point: My heavenly father, please help me be still in your presence, in Jesus name.
Key Dose: You will receive revelations and divine instructions when you are still in God’s presence.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle