Thursday, February 01, 2007

Psalm 46:10

Every morning, when I wake up, before I even get out of bed, I like to take some time and delve into the Word of God. I find that on the days that I take the time to do this, it helps to focus my day. This morning, the idea came: why not share? So, to that end, I'm starting something new. Every morning (M-F -- I may not have time on the weekends to type it all out) I'm planning to post a scripture of the day. It will be just a verse or two, and my thoughts on it. So, without further ado:

Today's verse is Psalm 46:10 -- "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." (ASV)

We live in a world of multi-tasking, endless to do lists, and the business of busyness. It's easy to get caught up in life and forget to live. Most of our lives are a constant rush of deadlines and appointments. Getting the kids off to school, getting to work on time, finishing the project or checking off the list become our goals. This is not what God wants for us.

The Bible is peppered with verses that talk about being still, waiting on the Lord, and resting in Him. It is in the still, quiet places that we can best hear His voice. The command in Psalm 46:10 is not to DO but to BE. Sometimes in the rush of everyday it's easy to forget God. Easy to forget His sovereignty. Easy to think WE are in charge.

When is the last time you took the time to really seek God? To ask for His direction in your life? To just dwell in the knowledge that He alone is God?

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