Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
Normally this verse is used when someone is struggling and needs to rely on God’s strength or refuge. However, I propose that it’s also good just to stop every once in a while and realize that movement is not necessary every day of our life. Not physical movement, but “activity” movement.
Sometimes we can get caught up in doing things for God, and yet there may be times that God just wants us to “sit this one out.”
Personally, I have been seeking God’s plan for my life since I moved to Greenville. From Supply Preaching to Awana Director, Interim Pastor to possible Trail Life Chaplain, I have been seeking evidence from God on which direction He wants me to direct my efforts. However, in this case, it may be that God is still asking me to be still…. You see, even though I’ve prayed, I haven’t gotten the answer I have been seeking. Or have I?
Last weekend, my family and I attended “Living Gallery” at Bob Jones University. If you don’t know what it is, it’s an artistic drama and live art re-creation of the events surrounding Easter. Involving more than a dozen famous paintings and sculptures, the Christian scenes come alive (or I should say “stand still”) as the human performers replace key figures in the art. If you missed this Easter’s performance, you’ll have a chance to watch as BJU presents Living Gallery again on December 3rd-5th.
Has God answered my prayer and is trying to tell me “sit still” like the artists? Maybe He’s answered me, and I’m just not listening? Or has God just not answered me yet? What do you think?
If I may know nothing else, I sure can “Be still and know that He is God!”