Let Me Be Frank… 5-30-18

“Be still, and know that I am God!  I will be honored by every nation.  I will be honored throughout the world.”
Psalm 46:10

If you’re like me then the idea of being still before the Lord looks something like this… a nice quiet morning, a beautiful view, a nice cup of coffee (an absolute necessity), and your Bible. 
The whole world stops as you take time to read God’s word.
But, to be honest, our lives may look more like this…

The command “be still” means to “cause yourselves to let go” or “make yourselves weak.”  But what are we to do with that statement?  In Hebrew grammar, the emphasis of coordinate imperatives (“be still!” and “know!”) is on the second imperative.  In other words, we “make ourselves weak” and surrender in order to know that God is in control and at work in our lives.
“Be still” is not something I do well.  I struggle with letting go of the things I can take care of.  “God, I’ll ask for help when I need it.  I’m good for right now.” 
But if the focus is on the second part of the phrase (and it is) we are still BECAUSE we know that GOD is Lord over all!
Being still, then, is not quietly sipping your coffee (although God is more than willing to meet you in those moments).  Being still is acknowledging Him as Lord, surrendering your ALL to Him, and allowing Him to work in your life day after day!
If God is who He says He is, then we must believe that He can do what He says He can do.  Know that He is God and let Him quiet your heart. 
Be still and know that He is God.
We are Central… and we’re in this TOGETHER!