Be Still

Psalms 46:10–“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

Be still—to rest, cease striving, stop trying to do things on your own, stop stressing, I will fight your battles, step back, open your eyes and see Me, acknowledge who I am, let Me be God, don’t try and do My job for Me, be patient and let Me work, you have nothing to fear when I am with you, I am your refuge and strength.

Know—learn to know, to perceive, find out and discern, discriminate and distinguish, to know by experience, to recognize, admit, confess, consider, to know personally, to reveal oneself.  

1 Corinthians 3:16–Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Romans 8:9–You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Romans 8:10–But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Romans 8:11–If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

1 John 4:15–Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Amazing!  Yes, even amazing grace that God lives in us.  Be still for just a moment and ponder on this fact.  The creator of the universe lives in us.  Right now.  Stop striving and know He lives in us.  We are one with Him.  Be still and know we fit together perfectly.  It is difficult to really know something unless we are first still.  Or we may be still, but it does not benefit unless we then know.

I think of a merry-go-round as I sit on one of the horses bobbing up and down watching the world go around.  This is my typical life as thoughts, people and experiences go around each day.  He is calling us to take some time and get off the merry-go-round, be still and know that He is God, and He Is in us each day, each minute.  Not only is He in us but we are one with Him.

1 Cor 6:17–But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.  The Greek meaning of one is 1.  Join—to glue together, cement, fasten together, cleave to.  We are in a close, personal relationship with the Lord who lives in us.  He wants to engage us.  He is calling us to live in our oneness with Him, to trust that we are one spirit with Him, to speak and listen to Him each day.  In fact, God ministers to others through our oneness with Him.  He also ministers to the world through our oneness with each other.  Unfortunately, we can also surmise the opposite is true. When there is no oneness there is no ministry to each other and the world around us.

John 17:20-23–“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

Lord, lead and teach us to be still each day that we may know and dwell in our oneness with You.  There is none like You.  You will be exalted above the nations, above the earth, and yet You chose to live in us.  Take us to that place of stillness with You in us.  May we dwell in oneness with Your body, our brothers and sisters in You.  May this oneness supersede all issues we may have with one another. Open our eyes that we may see You in our brothers and sisters. 

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