Friday, April 13, 2007

Be Still and Know that I am God

"Be Still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. It reminds me to let go and trust God. I like to control things; I have been working on this in my life for a very long time. I looked up the word "be still" in Hebrews this morning and it literally means "let go". I sure have a very hard time with this. "Letting go" and "letting God". The New American Standard Version says, "Cease striving" and in the margin says, "Let go and relax." I sure would have a happier life if I just would learn to "Let go and relax" and "Let God".

I am a very hyperactive person. I often have to remind myself to "calm down," to let go and relax. I dwell on things that I just need to "Let Go Of" and "Get over". The changes that are going on in my life right now are things that I have no control over. I need to sit back and "Be Still", " Let God", "Give Over Control". I won't give up studying the scriptures and trying to Grow in this area.

I WON"T GIVE UP ON GOD

I know that God really does care for me! He also care about everything I am going through and will go through in the next few months. I daily try to "Cast all my cares upon Him" I Peter 5:7 because I know "He cares for me". God does care for me, I know this to be true. He also wants me to care for others, even people that I think are hard to love. (Shame on me for feeling this way) He knows my thoughts before I think them. (Yikes)

Psalm 139:1-3 - O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar, you discern my going out and my lying down, you are familiar with all my ways. (NIV)

Romans 8:27 - God looks to see what is in people's hearts. And He knows what the Spirit is going to do. The Spirit talks to God for God's people. And He asks for them what God wants them to have.


HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON GOD:

1. God is always greater than my need.

2. God always is greater than my enemy.

3. God always loves me.

4. God always has better plans for me than I do for myself.

5. God always gives me what is good for me.

6. God always is available to me.

7. Whatever God gives to me can never be taken from me. (Thank you Lord for my Salvation)

Neva added one more excellent on to my list: http://dancing-in-the-light-neva.blogspot.com/



Here is one more, I wont give up on God because He wont give up on me.

What a wonderful privilege it is that I can turn to God each day and each hour of the day. I have the liberty through prayer and reading His Word to meet Him in the inner chamber and to hear what He has to say? I should imagine that every Believer would use such a privilege gladly and faithfully.

6 comments:

Neva said...

Here is one more, I wont give up on God because He wont give up on me.

Good post, Lori

Peace
Neva
PS I have enjoyed your comments on dancing in the light.

Jim said...

A wonderful post, Lori. That nice vacation sure got you rested up and fit for more didn't it!
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Deepak Gopi said...

I totally agree with your concept of god.
@deepak- Vishu is our new year day.The term vishu is derived from sanskrit word 'Vishuvum' which means day & night has equal length.
Happy vishu to you and family

purple cucumbers folk art said...

just passing threw,come on over 4 a visit darling

Linda said...

These are precious thoughts Lori. I think that without God I would really have absolutely nothing.

lori said...

Neva,

Thank you! I'll add this to my post if you don't mind?

said...



Jim,

The vacation was much needed for me. I was getting a little tired and needed a pick me up.

Deepak Gopi,

I enjoyed your post on "Vishu". Your blog is one I read often. It is nice to read about other cultures. I learn alot from your posts.

purple cucumbers folk art,


Thank you for passing threw. I'll be by soon to visit your blog.

Linda,

Thank you again for your kind words. I journal my thoughts so I will remember and keep trying to live my life the way God would have me live. I get distracted and fall many times. I try to climb back up and keep striving to be like Christ.