Yesterday at church the worship was so good. It always is, but today Phil was leading today and he is an amazing musician.
So, we looked at Psalm 46.
‘Be still and know that I am God.’
‘God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble unto the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!’
Sometimes life doesn’t plan out how you would like it to work out. Fear and doubt are two things that can stop us doing things.
For example: the choice of independence for the UK. We are fearing of what could happen when we don’t actually know what will happen. We make choices because the alternative may be easier.
‘All the people of the Gerascene country asked Jesus to leave, because they were all afraid. So Jesus got into the boat and went back Galilee.’
What freedom and healing did they miss out on? What plan did they miss out on because of fear?
Feelings come and go but the results of our actions never leave. We have to listen to God no matter how we feel. We also have to be truthful and real not only with people, but with God to have a deeper relationship with him.
We need to get into the habit of practicing honesty in reality.
‘A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. god dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their Kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.’
When we remain close to Him, God the father, is when we find our protection. We should take our emotions and turn them into something positive. Not just in Church, but in the nation also!
We are left with the thought that the mission is massive. We are some how limited. Whether its with Kids or time or work. This could be because God is protecting us and so we won’t do it alone and we’ll ask God for help and partner with Him. Knowing our limitations is good because we will realize that God is always with us to help us.
One person is a trickle but a group is a flood.
What is it that God is stiring up in you? What he layed on your heart?
Its easy to feel at times that God has abandoned you.
Daniel 3: 24-25
‘But suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisers, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?” “Yes, Your Majesty, we certainly did,” They replied. “Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!”
He is always with us. Even in the fire.
‘Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” The Lord of Heaven;s Armies are here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.’
What does it mean to be still and know God?
We should include God into everything in our lives. Constant reunion. Even worship music in the background. It keeps our focus on Him.
Practice living in the constant presence.