Be Still and Know
by Randy Chambers, 2015-06-25
Psalm 46:10, NKJV: Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
We live in busy and distracted times. Our days, lives, and minds are cluttered by the cares of this life--things to do, things to enjoy, things to watch, listen to, worry about--things upon things upon things. And in the midst of it all, the still small voice calls to us to “Be still and know…” Know what? That God is God. That He is in control, on His throne, holds each day in His hands, knows your future, cares for you, wants to meet with you, wants to love you… Be still and know that you need to be still and spend time in His presence. It’s needed. It’s necessary. It’s of utmost importance. But we are so distracted. It is hard to come into the presence of God and focus on Him without the cares of life interrupting, bleeding through, screaming for attention… Imagine if the reverse were true. What would it be like if you found it hard to focus on your work, a book, a movie, etc, because your thoughts, feelings, and life were so consumed with God. Imagine if God was your biggest distraction. The irony is, that if He were, the distraction would not be a detriment, but an empowerment as you would do all things as unto Him, focused on Him, allowing Him to do things through you that you can not even yet imagine. But do try…and see what He means when He says, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit…” (Zech. 4:6).