Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Be still.....and know that I am God

Most of the time I have an idea ahead of time as to what I am going to write about. I pray about it and God will lay something on my heart, or I'll read scripture and He speaks to me thru it....but....not today.....well, that's not exactly true. I did read in two different places yesterday about how we should forgive ourselves because of how much God loves us. He forgives and forgets, and it is us who keeps bringing the topic back up!!!
But, I felt like those things were speaking directly to me....they were something that I needed to hear.

Anyway, I raked leaves for a bit yesterday and while I was outside, I prayed for God to lay something on my heart to write about...and, it didn't happen. I shared this with Pap, and He said something about why didn't I just talk about "silence"....I asked him "like what do you mean?"....he just laughed and said he didn't know and left the room leaving me on my own!!!

So...that led me to thinking about the following scripture:

Psalm 46:10 (NLT)
“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”

Then, the saying "silence is golden" came to mind.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 (NKJV)

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

I believe there are times that we need to just be quiet....just enjoy the peace that only He can give. I love the early mornings when I'm alone...I can go walk, pray, read scripture, do my Bible study, listen to my Playlist songs...just be in my own little world, but not really alone. God is with me. Maybe that's all He wanted me to say today....just find a quiet place sometime today and spend it with Him...shut out the noises of the world...and just listen for Him to speak to our hearts!!!

And, yes...I do realize that God did give me an answer...

In His Love...and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love my quiet times, too :-)
    but sometimes I do a little TOO much thnking and over-analyzing and get depressed when I'm by myself, I guess thats why I try to stay busy.
    (that forgive and forget thing you mentioned on one of your blogs, well, I'm really bad with that. I ask forgiveness but can never let it go, even though I know He's forgiven me and I should).
    I guess you could say I "dwell".
    maybe I can do better someday :-)
    love ya


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24