Thursday, May 3, 2012

Be Still And Know…

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" - Psalm 46:10

Have you ever done that? Gone out to be alone, be quiet, to be still as a way of getting to know God? It is so comforting, and if you haven't I must suggest that you aggressively pursue making time to do it. To sit still in the heights of a tree on a warm evening as the sun goes down and to just be quiet before Him. Slowly everything comes into focus. The breeze that's rocking you, He made that. The bird that just flew by, He's watching it's every move. Even the tree that you're sitting in He has complete dominion over, authorizing, and shaping all it's growth throughout all it's years. God is in control and He will be exalted among the nations and in all the earth, and I find that thought supremely comforting.

All your cares pass away,
All your worries move on.
All the troubles of the day,
Are just simply gone.


"If you have never jumped down into a tree-house and found yourself facing off with a swarm of angry hornets whose nest you just disturbed then you have yet to experience the true heights of spine-numbing terror." - me.

"And if you have yet to eat a scorpion, encased in a lollipop or no, you have yet to plum the depths of utterly disgusting." - me again.


  1. Sometimes you say wonderful things.
    And then you say things that make me go "YOU DID WHAT!!!"

  2. If I ever find myself in the heights of a tree, I can promise you that my thoughts will be VERY focused on God as I pray to get down. :)

    I find that silence and peace while standing on the bridge, silently listening to the ripple of the water that God made, in the creek He made, in the woods He made. I thrill to the various calls of the birds He made. Tension and strife wash away with the sound of the water, and I know that He is God.