Be Still

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - Psalm 46:10 - Be Still - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Psalm 46:10 – Be Still – Growing As Disciples

“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 (NIV)

Being Still

This is going to be a battle. This is going to require a fight. This will take all the strength that is in me and then some. I will desperately need your help. I cannot do this on my own, that is for sure. What’s that? Can you be a little more clear? Can you say more? Perhaps it would be a good idea for you to be very specific about what help you will need from me. I will need help being quiet. I will need your help if I am ever to be still before you. Even when I might look still on the outside, which would be a rare event, I would still be racing on the inside. It seems like my heart and mind and life operate at a hundred miles an hour. How will I ever slow done? How will I ever be quiet? How will I ever become still before you? Those are very good questions.

You are right about one thing. What’s that? You will need my help. You will not need just a little bit of my help. You will need a lot of my help. You are right about another thing. What’s that? Becoming quiet and still before me will require all the effort that you have in you. That’s what I thought. That was a good and true thought.

There are two ways in which I want you to learn to be still before me. How so? I want you to learn to sit still to be quiet before me. I want you to be able to hear my voice. I want you to be able to receive my instructions and follow my guidance. You will only learn to hear my voice as you make it your priority to come and sit still before me. Little by little and day by day your ability to hear my voice will grow stronger as you sit still before me. Will you set apart a time and place to sit still before me? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will come to know me. That will be very good.

In what other way must I learn to sit still before you? You must stop trying to take every matter into your own hands. You must allow me to act on your behalf. How will I ever be able to act on your behalf if you won’t let me? Well, that is about to dramatically change. How so? I will stop taking matters into my own hands. What will you do instead? I will pray. I will ask for your help. I will come to rely on you. I will pray patiently and wait expectantly for you to act. Then you will come to know me. That will be very good.  

Lord, I have been anything but still. I have raced from one thing to another in life. I have been busy. I have been on the go. I have been restless and relentless. No more. Help me to be still before you. Help me to come to know you and to wait for you to act. Amen

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Be Still And Know That I Am God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Guidance - Psalm 46:10 - Be Still And Know That I Am God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance – Psalm 46:10 – Be Still And Know That I Am God – Growing As Disciples

“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 (NIV)

Meeting With You

Do you want to know me? Do you want to live in an intimate relationship with me? Do you want to know my will and walk in my ways? Do you want to go and do what is pleasing in my sight? You know me. You know the desires of my heart. You know the thoughts of my mind. You know the words of my mouth. Nothing about me can be hidden from you. You know me better than I know myself. That’s true. Why is it then, that you are asking me these questions if you already know how I will answer them? You know the answer to that question without asking me. Answering these questions is a way for me to express my worship to you. It is good for me to state my intentions. It is good to remind myself of the desires of my heart, thoughts of my mind and words of my mouth. That’s right.

With all that is within me I want to know you. There is no higher priority in my life than to come to know you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want to follow you to wherever you lead me. I want to do whatever you ask of me. I want to live my life with and for you. It is my joy to do what is pleasing in your sight. In every way, I want my life to be an act of worship of you. I want my life to be a living sacrifice to you. But, it is no sacrifice to serve you fully because I love you completely. Yet, it is my prayer that you will fan the flames of my love of you. I want to burn white hot in my devotion to you. Keep drawing me closer. Keep helping me to walk nearer.

What is helping you to come to know me? What will fan the flames of your love for me? What will cause you to burn white hot in your devotion to me? Coming to you will make me able to know you. Being in your presence will fan the flames of my love for you. Receiving all that you have for me will cause me to burn white hot in my devotion to you. Yes, come to me. Yes, be still before me. Receive all that I have for you. Then you will know me. Then you will have the desire of your heart to live with and for me.

Father, help me to slow down. Change the pace of my life. I don’t want the busyness of life to hinder my coming to you. Meeting with you is the priority of my life. I want to be still before you so that I can know you and your will. Amen

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Be Still

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Identity - Psalm 46:10 - Be Still - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Identity – Psalm 46:10 – Be Still – Growing As Disciples

“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 (NIV)

Know Me

Do you want to know me? Do you want to know my will? Do you want to walk in my ways? Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Yes Lord, I want to know you. Knowing you is the desire of my heart. Knowing you is the passion and pursuit of my life. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. In every way and on every day, I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. So, yes, I want to walk in your ways. That is very good.

What must I do if I want to know you? That is a very good question with a very simple answer that I will not answer for you. Why is that? You already know the answer to your question. So, let me hear your answer. I must seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. When I earnestly seek you, I will surely find you. When I draw near to you, you will most certainly draw near to me. That’s right. How do you know that? This is a promise from your word. Yes, it is. I can hold on to this promise, knowing with certainty that it will come to pass when I earnestly seek you. That’s true.

What will earnestly seeking me look like? How will you go about seeking me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? How and when and where will you draw near to me? It is very important for me to answer these questions with specific details. Yes, it is. I must not pass by these questions without answering them. That’s right. Why is that? If I don’t set a specific time and place to meet with you it will never happen. If I don’t make meeting with you an absolute priority it will never happen. That’s true, why is that? Life gets busy. Life is noisy. The hustle and bustle of one day will become a week. A week will become a month. A month will become a year. Finally, years will become a life. I don’t want my whole life to race by without making it my pattern and practice and priority to meet with you every day. No, you don’t. 

What do you want? I want to draw near to you. I want to rest in your presence. I want to hear everything you have to say to me. I want to be taught and trained by you. I want to be guarded and guided by you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to know you intimately. I want you to know me intimately. I want to live my life with and for you. That is my prayer. That is the desire of my heart. Do you believe that I will hear and answer this prayer and desire of your heart? Yes, I do. That is very good. Yes, I will. 

Father, thank you for bringing me into this place of quietness and rest before with you. I know that it is here that I will begin to know and exalt you in my life. I will keep coming. Fan the flame of desire in my heart to know you.  Amen

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