Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Stillness




“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14
Jesus our Lord and Savior faced many battles while He walked in the earth. None of these battles frighten Jesus or deter Him from His purpose. Jesus understood nothing would happen before God declared it and He knew God was His shield and protector. Scripture teaches us Jesus regularly if not daily went to the mountains to pray, I don’t believe Jesus was praying to the Father about winning the battles, He knew God was fighting for Him and He didn’t have to fret over this small matter. I believe Jesus spent His time still before God not only gaining strength, guidance, focus and refreshment but telling God how much He loved Him and because of His great love He possess an even greater desire to complete the work God had given to Him.
This picture truly speaks a thousand words to my heart, the greatest is getting quiet and still before our God. All that faced Jesus here we see Him at peace, enjoying His very own creation while in close communion with the Father. Here Jesus tells us to draw away from the crowds, the stress and pressures of this ungodly world and focus on the most important thing, our relationship with God. In the midst of troubles, tribulations and trails there is no better place to be than in sacred communion with the Father. Stillness is vital to our relationship with God, it is in stillness intimacy comes. Intimacy breeds trust and trust removes doubts, fears and worry. Seek such a resting place for yourself often and fret not “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."

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13 comments:

Twinkle Mom of Sunflower Faith said...

Powerful post and a great reminder to all of us!

godlover said...

Godchaser, thank you so much for your prayer and kind words for me. This is twice you have had to pray for me and I love you for it. As long as the Lord can glorify Himself in my bald head, all will not have been lost in vain. God does have a purpose in this. Perhaps it is for you to pray for me. This is just horrible. But God is good. All the time. Thank you again for your prayer. God answered the last one and I have no doubt that He will answer this one. Good night, Godchaser, and thanks my sister.

Marj

Kristi said...

Sometimes it is so hard to be still. Thank you for this WFW.

Debra said...

Thank you from me too, as it's the second post I've read today about being still, and focusing on God. Guess I better take the hint!
Debra

Michele W. said...

Thank you so much for that great reminder. God Bless YOu.

Laurie Ann said...

What a precious truth to go along with this beautiful picture. Thanks for the reminder to get still before God.

Deanna said...

I needed this reminder this morning in particular. Thank you so much.

Tracy said...

You are so right...stillness IS so important to hearing God's voice. Love this photo...so serene and peaceful.

Blessings,
Tracy

Sharon said...

Awesome Picture, To see that peace, so natural, so calming, I wish my life was filled with all of the above. I just have to remind myself daily, "Let Go - Let God". Beautiful post thank you for sharing.
Hope you are having a blessed week
Sharon

Amydeanne said...

wow, a very powerful post. it's one of those verse that makes me go "I don't remember that! wow!" it totally speaks volumes to me today!

GOD'S LADIE said...

Be still and Know that I am GOD! You miss out on so much when you don't take the time to "be still" and love on JESUS. To bask in GOD's holy prescence. Thanks for letting us know the importance of being "still". Also, thanks for your blessed comment on my post.

Be Blessed,
LaTonya

Denise said...

I love this, so very lovely.

Lana G! said...

a great reminder!