“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“Still” is not an easy adverb for me. My job is to “do.” My affirmation comes primarily from doing. As a Christian I am expected to “do” the will of God.
Thus, I have chosen to be a part of a doing church‑‑a church and denomination noted for activity and involvement. And I am thankful to be a part of such a church. But I sense that I, and my fellow church members, often run out of steam and spiritual peace in the practice of our doing.
Could it be that to truly know God and “to do” His will, I have to “be still.” Paul Turnier, the noted physician and author, once said to a group of us that, “When God really wants to get our attention, He whispers.” Maybe I need to pause in my busy-ness and dampen the noise of life about me so that I can hear that whisper. Then, possibly, my doing will take on more direction and meaning.
Be still and know…
Be still and know that I am God.