December 10, 2023
Leaders, Be Still
Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
We live in a noisy, angry, lawless, violent, dangerous and anti-Christian world today and cannot deny what we see and hear every day. If you are following the war and world events surrounding Israel today, it should drive you to study God’s Word and see how all of it fits into God’s plan. We must be still and know that He is God and is in total control. He is not surprised and has not deviated from His plan for this world and His people. Each day, we must take the time and quietness from busy schedules to reflect on Who God is and open our hearts to his presence and counsel. If we know and have trusted Jesus, we can live by what He said in John 16:32 “I am not alone, because the Father is in Me.” That same promise is ours because He lives in us and we are never alone.
Leaders, Be Still
While I have been reading a lot recently about world events, the increasingly anti-Christian culture and world, the Rapture, the Tribulation and the Second-Coming of Jesus, I am even more convinced that God is in total control. It drives me to study Scripture more deeply and to “be still and know that He is God.” Only God knows what will happen next but we must be prepared for what happens next, whenever that will be. We cannot be alarmists but rather be spiritually informed realists who live each day as if Jesus is coming back today. If we were to die today, it would be same. Our life on earth would end and our leadership ministry would be over. When I get still, quiet and alone with God, I hear His voice more clearly and more profoundly. Many times in Scripture, we see Jesus taking time away from His busy and demanding schedule to get alone, to be still and to commune with His Father. If He is our example, and He is, we should do the same. This has convicted and impacted me recently and I have made the decision to stop watching so much television and sports and spend more time reading God’s Word and Christian books. By being still in this way, I am knowing God in a more intimate and personal way. I have heard that “everything that is alive is still growing,” and I want to stay alive for a while more. How about you?