Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Be Still and Know I AM your God

Be Still and Know I AM your God

Text: Psalms 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!


We have heard many times: "Don’t just stand there! Do something!" Everywhere around us we see all this injustices, it's hard not to do or say something. It’s very difficult to just do nothing when we see so many injustices in this world. It’s hard to stay still.  We love to rant, to be the squeaky wheel, to try to make a difference. 
David was not the exemption He raves about the constant attacks from his enemies. Psalms 25:19 – Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. God tells him “Be Still that I am your God” (Psalm 46:10). In the same regard God tells us Be Still. Let me be in charge. The battle belongs to the Lord. Let me be the judge.

Let Go and let God. 

The harder you try the worst it get to resolve your situation, until you let God to be in control and then it get better sooner or later. What it seems you lose all hope then everything turns around and you say "what happen?" The Lord is by your side. The Great I Am is there, The Great I Am is here. He's been here all along. So Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up”. (James 4:10)

Let God be the Avenger

The bible say that: For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” (Hebrews 10:30).
When you see that things become anti-Christian in the way of thinking...
When you see that they change the definition of marriage... Be still, and know that He is Almighty God
When you see that the Supreme Court want to take down the Judeo-Christian monument of the Ten Commandments in Oklahoma... Be still, and know that He is Almighty God
When you see that there no justice for the unborn... Be still, and know that He is Almighty God
When you see that that there's no more hope for mankind... Be still, and know that He is Almighty God

Be Still but Doing Something

All we have to do is pray and pray hard, pray constantly:  “not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer” (Romans 12:11-12)
·         For our government
·         For the People...
·         All Men
1 Timothy 2:1-4Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Be Still but Continue Preaching

The apostle Paul lived in a hostile world (evil Roman Empire) but he continue to preach the Gospel. The church grew. We are surprised for the things that happening but it wasn't a surprise for Paul. He kept on preaching and tell his apprentice Timothy to preach the word. Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching (2 Timothy 4:2) 

Don’t Make the Church Grow by your Own Efforts

That all we have to do is pray and Preach and let the Lord do the rest. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. We do our part and God will do his.

Be patient Faith will move mountains

The mountain might still be there when you wake up but the peace that comes when you watch and Pray would seem that the mountain is gone because the Lord is God almighty and He is on our side.