"He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV2011
Sometimes we’ll run, sometimes we’ll walk, sometimes we’ll crawl and other times we’ll stand still. I felt the latter this past week. I first felt it on Tuesday morning. For the past year and a half, we’ve been gathering Tuesdays at 6:30am to pray for City Youth, for God to move and transform teens in our city. There was a moment where no one in particular was leading out, we all were in our own sanctuary with Jesus and there was stillness across the room. It was there in that moment that I heard Be still and know that I am God in my heart.
The second time I heard it was on Friday morning. My dad was in and out of the hospital and I was waiting to hear when I could pick him up. As I was waiting I turned on CNN. I was overwhelmed by the videos & pictures. I can’t even begin to imagine what people in Japan are going through. As I began to pray, I felt again, Be still and know that I am God.
The third time I heard it was on Sunday night at Adore. It was a beaut time in worship, oh, you know those times when you just feel Jesus so close, like His Spirit is just seeping through you times of worship? Well it was a golden moment and I just wanted to shout/reach/pace/kneel and then I heard it, Be still and know that I am God. That moment felt like a billion rolled into one. It was as if God shut out all other thoughts (which is incredibly hard for us girls, as we do not have a nothing box and can’t help but think of a billion things at once!), people, music, it was as if it was just me and Him. Incredible.
Among destruction, screams, heartache, tears, happiness, depression, joy, busy-ness…as the world spins around you, find the moment to be still and know that HE IS GOD.
ps. to donate to Japan relief click here. Keep praying.