Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Word Wednesday

Word Wednesday. A day to post words about the Word.

I remember a long time ago when I first began searching for God, I would run to wise council and mentors and say, “_____ just happened. What am I to do?” And “I don’t know what to do about _____ in my life. I am so scared.”

Most of the time the wise ones and mentors would tell me, “It’s going to be all right. Just keep praying. Keep your faith.” It would drive me crazy, but I’d go home and pray and work on my faith.

Many years later, as I now run to God in prayer and say, “_____ just happened. What am I to do?” And “I don’t know what to do about _____ in my life. I am so scared.”
Well, sometimes His answer and direction hits like a light bulb in a dusty, dark basement, but most of the time I hear God say, “It’s going to be all right. Just keep praying. Keep your faith.”

I was discussing this earlier tonight in my small group. It reminded me of
Psalm 46:10 (New International Version)
10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

And I guess what sticks out in these verses is not the Be Still part. Tonight what sticks out to me is
I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.

See, when I run ragged and shout “What am I to do?” and “Where should I go?”
In prayer and in council, the focus is on me. This verse does not say, “Be still and know that I am God – know that I will make KM’s every wish come true.” And it doesn’t say “Be still, KM’s ship is just around the corner, about to come in and deliver all your needs, and healing.” It says, He will be exalted. He has a plan, and the plan is about Him.

I guess if I went through all the things I think I want – Jesus Exalted – is the best thing for Him, for the nations, for the earth and for KM.
So tonight I am peacefully still. I wait and watch, for He will be exalted in all the nations, and all the earth and in me. I see that as a promise.

What are you reading this week?


Lori Lundquist said...

W-O-W! Look who's insightful now! That was just awesome, KM. Thank you. Helped me A TON!
Have a beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

Nice!!! Be Still. . . I love that verse. It's so hard to do sometimes, isn't it?

Be still and know that I am God.

Thanks for the reminder. Nice post, sister.

Lori said...

Be Still and Know that I Am God is one of my favorite verses and the one that I have the most trouble doing. The hardest thing for us to understand is that this is our temporary home and it's not our final destination. If we remember that, it makes it easier to "Be Still".

Kat Heckenbach said...

Keeping it about Him, that's the hard part, and the most important part.

Great post. And something I NEEDED to read!

Barbara J. Robinson said...

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Peter Stone said...

That's awesome. People tend to focus on the first part of the verse, but you are so right, it is all about Jesus, not us.

One verse that has been such a major help to me, is John 14:1 "Let not your hearts be troubled, trust in God, trust also in Me." I had to go through the mill to really learn this verse, but now it's become the theme verse for my life.