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4.1.2020 — “Be Still, Cease Striving, Stop Your Fighting, Calm Down, Be in Awe…”

This morning I simply heard,

“Be still…”

But this “be still” had a “…” to it.

A knowing that something should come after it, that something should follow it.

A little later came…

“…and remember (see, know, realize, grasp) that I Am God.”

This comes from Psalm 46:10, and I love comparing the wording of the different versions for a deeper understanding,

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (ESV)

Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (NASB)

Stop your fighting, and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” (CSB)

Our God says, ‘Calm down, and learn that I am God! All nations on earth will honor me.'” (CEV)

Be in awe and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.” (ISV)

He says,

“…I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.”

So then…

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” —Psalm 62:5

And as we quiet our souls, as we remember who He is, this becomes our prayer, this becomes the desire of our hearts and minds…

“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.” — Psalm 57:5

Let it be, Lord. ☀️

-Heather 🌺

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