“The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
“Be still and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the
The above scriptures both talk about being still for God, but you are being still for two completely different reasons.
Exodus 14:14 talks about how the you don’t have to do the fighting because the Lord will do the fighting for you, all you have to do is be still. Stop fighting. Let the Lord do the fighting for you. Stand down. Lay down your arms. Back off. Take a vacation. STOP THE FIGHTING! BE STILL FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE AND LET GOD HANDLE IT!
Psalm 46:10 talks about being still in Spirit and getting to know the Spirit of God. It is about tuning the world out and letting God in. The only way that this can happen is by being still and letting yourself be quite. You have to be able to concentrate on one thing at a time and that would be God. CAN YOU BE STILL? SILENT? CAN YOU LET GOD IN?
Is it really such a foreign concept in today’s society to be still? To slow down? To stop and do nothing for a while? Even for a minute? Can you do one thing at a time? I know that it is hard for me to admit that it is hard for me to do just one thing at time, but I am getting better at it the more I try.
You should try doing one thing at a time some time. Try praying to God for 5 minutes without doing anything else one day. When your mind starts to wonder, bring it back to God. Keeping doing that over and over until your mind stops wondering. Pray to yourself or out loud. It doesn’t matter. Just spend time with your Heavenly Father only. It’s not as easy as it sounds in our fast pace world unless you put forth the effort to do it.
What’s great about putting forth the effort to be still and let God do the fighting and know who God is will allow you to grow more than you ever thought you could. Great things will follow because God is working a good work in you until the day that Christ Jesus returns. Look it up for yourself.