“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

 

It is when your senses are still that your spirit awakes to your Creator. God revealed this to His Prophet Isaiah: “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” Isaiah 30:15 

 

In this world of constant activity and noise, many long for silence, for the peace of nature. However, even amidst serenity and peace on the outside, the storm often still rages within. Is there a storm raging within your heart? The storm of worry, anxiety, negative thoughts, anger, offense, fear and doubt? It is in the stillness of our soul that we can know God, not by our feelings but by faith. 

 

That is the promise of belief. It is when we truly believe, that our hearts will be at rest. If you are still uneasy, unsettled, worrying and anxious within, know that you have not yet truly believed. In our daily challenges, we need to find enough calm to think clearly and react diligently. 

 

How do we still our soul? By believing what God says. True believers must have determination not to listen to the panic of the moment – but to find the quiet voice of counsel and listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say concerning the matter. The first work of faith is to put a stop to our own work and to rest in God’s love, wisdom and power. 

 

The same Jesus that commanded the winds and the waves to be still wants to calm the storm in your heart so you can be still within and know God. 

 

“Lord Jesus, calm the storm in my heart, so that in the midst of my challenges, I can be still, still within, and know You.”

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”

THE LORD HAS CHASED YOUR ENEMY

“How many of us like the people within the dying city, struck by famine, give in to fear, desperation and refuse to venture outside when God has chased our enemy away? Fear can cripple and torment us, and rob us of life’s opportunities. How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years have been wasted due to fear.”