Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shhhh.... Be Still....

Verses I am studying today:

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."

My Humble View~

"Be still (uttering no sound : quiet, subdued, muted, calm, tranquil) and know (to understand something  to have a clear and complete idea of something) that I am God; (the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshiped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe, a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people) I will be exalted (to raise to a higher level, to praise, glorify, elate, elevate) among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Numbers 6:25-26
25) The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; 
26) the Lord turns his face towards you and give you peace.

My Humble View~

25) The Lord (God, Jesus) make his face shine (to emit rays of light, to have a bright glowing appearance) upon you and be gracious (characterized by charm, good taste, generosity of spirit) to you;
26) the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace (a state of tranquility or quiet, a state of security, harmony).

This is my daily devotional from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  

I loved today's devotional as I have been repeating this verse over and over in my head this past month. Be still and  know that I am God. I need to be still so that I can listen to him. I have a very active mind that always has 4011 things going on. How can I expect to hear God's voice with that going on? :-)

God knows me. He knows my heart... but he also knows my mind and it's activity. So many times, infinite (extremely large or great) times (I am starting to think like this! Help!) he talks to me through the written word as he knows I am a reader. I love to read and I read anything (well almost anything... I draw the line at porn!) that is put in front of me. So he puts words in front of me!

Here is what happened this morning: copied and pasted from group as I am lazy and hate typing the same thing over and over unless it is Bible verses :-) (But that is so I can get them into and keep them in  my noggin!)

I just turned on my computer with the intention of heading to my (in)courage group (in)life after 50. I was going to ask for prayers. It is still my intention, after this.

When I turn on my computer it goes straight to my (in)box (LOL). Today? My (in)courage email, first one, right on top, saying: How can we pray for you? Isn’t that a blessing? God gives me such good care.

God knew I was going to ask for prayers. He knew my intention was to ask the group (again ~ we pray for each other all the time and it is awesome!) He first sent me to (in) courage so even more people would pray for me!

The first time I noticed this? My daughter was newly married and had a small concern. (It was so small I cannot even remember it now and when it comes to my kids I can remember a LOT). My issue was should I say something or should I keep my mouth shut.  From the time they were small children I had prayed not to be a meddling mother in law. I asked God. I prayed for him to talk to me and tell me what I needed to do.

He talked to me from a magazine cover. I was walking by and the words just jumped out at me. The message was to 'be still' and let them do it. God Rocks My World! Shortly thereafter? It was all taken care of and I told my daughter what had happened. She was happy that I had kept my thoughts to myself but I think she also was worried that God was talking to me from a magazine cover. LOL! That is ok.... this too shall pass. I remember thinking my mom was nuts :-)

I seemed to have wandered off the subject but that is okay. It is my blog and I guess that is what it is for!

I love you all, I hope God speaks to you today. My mom would say, "Sit still and pay attention but God is more gracious than that!!

Love to you and yours,

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