Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Be Still

Be still and know I'm God Psalm 46:10

When God asks me to do something, it's natural (I'm sorry to say) for me to start worrying. The "what-if's" start swirling in my head..

What if that wasn't God
what if people will think I'm crazy..
What if I can't do what He has called me to do and I fall..

My thoughts become consumed with worry and all of a sudden the task seems larger than God does.

Be still and know I'm God.

All of a sudden that familiar voice I love so much speaks to my heart and suddenly I'm ok. Peace washes over me and for a  moment I'm draped in the Father's love. Nothing seems impossible when I hear His voice.

Be still He says, calm down, I will lead you. I will guide you, you don't have to know don't have to be strong. I'm God and I'm here. I will take care of you and the details..just trust Me.

More often than not when it's something big He asks of me I feel like I need neon flashing light confirmation to throw all my doubts out the window.

I want to be a girl who says yes, who does what ever it takes to come up higher to sit with my King. I want to be radical like Jeremiah was. He said yes.

I will do whatever it takes.


Jenifer said...

Great post! I desire to be a woman who says yes to anything God asks.

Deane said...

I know how you feel. Sometimes I am afraid it isn't God talking to me because what He asks of me seems so big, that is satan speaking to us. We have to learn all good things are from God not satan. When we feel we can't do it satan is telling us that. Your post goes right along with Jenifer's post. God really wants someone to know He is speaking to them. A great post.

Debi said...

I, too, want to be a 'Yes, God' girl! One of the most difficult things for me to do is 'be still.' I know God is God, but for me to just be still is so difficult. I am afraid I am a product of this 'I want it now' world and I struggle with the waiting on God. Thank you for reminding me!

Lisa said...

I want to say Yes and trust completely too, but it is hard. God understands our human frailties. We just gotta keep our eyes on Him.

Allison Morrison said...

Oh me too! I want to be a Jeremiah! I have a hard time deciding when God is speaking to me and when it is my imagination (or my 'want to').

Kelli said...

In the quiet God speaks. "Be still and Know I am God." We know that He is God but can we be still enough to abide in that fact? That seems to be the problem for me sometimes. Very encouraging and inspiring to me this morning. I really need this. Thanks!!

Heidi said...

I love this... "Peace washes over me and for a moment I'm draped in the Father's love." That peace is like nothing else and it moves us into obedience. Thank you, wonderful encouragement!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Wonderful honesty Mandy.

As Lisa noted, God understands our human frailties and is always there to reassure us during times of uncertainty. It's our nature to question, and to worry and He knows that. The more we focus on Him, the easier it becomes to lay our burdens in His Loving Hands and serve His Will.

Thank you for sharing this, and have a Blessed Day!

Pamela said...

"I'll say yes, Lord, yes, to your will and to your way. I'll say yes, Lord, yes, I will trust you and obey. When your spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I'll agree, and my answer will be yes, Lord, yes."

I'm not sure who wrote it, but it came to mind as I read your post.