Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Be Still

I read some verses in Exodus the other day. I found some really beautiful meaningful passages in there. And I didn't even get through one chapter!

Exodus 14:13-15
Moses answered the people, (who were afraid of the Egyptians marching after them), Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.

That really struck me. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still. There are many passages in the bible about being still, waiting on the Lord. I think I just took it upon myself to make sure that God could restore my marriage. That was quite a burden to take on. It weighed on me until I was falling under the load. Then God told me that it wasn't my responsibility to make sure that He fulfilled His promises. But it was my responsibility to make sure that I walked daily with Him. To fulfill my promises to Him. Letting go and trusting God lifted a weight from me. I don't have to do anything but be still and let God fight for me.

Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise Him. My father's God and I will exalt Him.

Exodus 15:11
Who among the gods is like you O Lord? Who is like you - majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Exodus 15:13
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

I have found comfort knowing that the Lord is my strength and my song and my salvation. I see that all He wants from me is my praise, my love, my adoration, my quiet and still heart. He will guide me if I only be still.

I have realized that music and scripture is so healing to me. So I am trying to make it more important in my life. I know that the only way to continue to fight the enemy is to fill my mind with praise and learn God's word. I have only tipped the bucket on the treasures that God has for me in His word. It's an amazing book.

There is a song that has really touched me deeply since I listened to it this weekend. It is by Addison Road called What Do I Know of Holy? I've put it here for anyone who might come along and see this.

I was dwelling on the meaning of the question What Do I Know of Holy? To me it means that I have not even begun to realize the depths of who God really is, His majesty, His glory, His awesome power. How do I even think that I can know who He is? I spend so little time listening, learning, studying who He is that I cannot possibly know the infinite wisdom of who He is. What it means to be Holy. But I'm ready to learn. My heart is open, my soul is bare. Speak to me Lord. I'm quiet, I'm still and I'm listening.

God, I can't even begin to express to you the depths of my love. You have touched my soul and I can't imagine being anywhere else other than right where I am in my life. I know that you have great things in store for me. And I will listen. I will be still. I will know that you are God and you are holy. Teach me what it means to be holy as you are holy. Bring my soul into the depths of your love where I can never return to ordinary. I love you with my whole heart, my whole soul, my life. Amen.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am so thankful for you and the words God has given you today. How Amazing is our God. There is so much peace in resting in His plan and trusting Him fully.

The song you posted is one of my favorites. No matter how much we learn and experience I think we realize we can't fathom the Greatness ...Awesomeness...of the Holiness of God.

Love ya girl!