"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 NIV

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let Be and Be Still

 Psalm 46:10a
Be still and know that I am God.  NIV
Cease striving and know that I am God.  NASB
Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God.  AMP

      Let be and be still. Sounds like a good idea to me. Why, then, do I insist on taking control of my situation, of trying to see three steps ahead of me on the path God is taking me down? He asks me to be still. I tend to move and do and be productive and plan and know.  
     In all honesty, I just want to know.  I want to know what will be next.  I want to know how it will all turn out in the end. I want to know that the journey will not be too hard. I want to know... what God knows

     Seems to me another female desired the same thing. It didn't turn out so well for Eve either.

     So what does God want me to know? He wants me to know that he is God. That statement implies that I am not God, of course. Of course. But often, like my children donning a superhero costume, I try to pretend I am God. I wrap myself in the cloak of control and try to orchestrate the events surrounding my life in a manner that pleases me.

     Let be and be still.

     Let go and let God be God. 

     One breath at a time.

     God of all, protect me from the tendency to want to know more than I am intended to know. Help me trust that you are in control and all you ask me to do is know you more. I long to find more time in my day to be still and listen to you. Thank you for revealing truth to me in intimate ways. Amen.

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