Let’s be Still for a Change!

 

Exodus 14:14

“The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still.”

and

Psalm 46:10

“Be still and know that I am God!

I will be honored by every nation.

I will be honored throughout the

world.”

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.

You know what’s great about putting forth the effort to be still,  you let God do the fighting for you and you get to  know who God is which will allow you to grow more than you ever thought you could in ways that you could never have dreamed of in a million years. Great things will follow you if you let God have the reins of your life because God is working a great work in you, and He will be working it  until the day that Christ Jesus returns. Look it up for yourself.  It’s written right there in the Bible in black and white and red.  Jesus said it in RED so it MUST BE TRUE!!!!!  Not only are Jesus’s words in Red but they are covered in his blood.  You and I are covered in his blood.  Let us all be still together and Let God do His thing!

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Well this is it.  This is the last day of this challenge and Thank the Lord I made it.  I have to thank my readers for hanging in there with me during this challenging time because that’s exactly what it has been for me.

My Quote for today comes to me from my studies in creative writing:

Larry Menkin, Writer and Teacher, “Always said the most important advice on writing he could offer his students was this:  ‘Apply seat of pants.'”

In the textbook “Writing Great Short Stories” By Margaret Luke, She talks a lot about the only way that if a writer can get ideas is if he/she writes, writes some more, and then keeps on writing even more.  You also have to learn how to listen to other people “nicely” so you are not rude to them. This way you can get ideas and learn about dialog so you can make your characters seem more real.

Thank you Stuart Tutt of  Something to Stu Over so very much for this nomination again.  I have really enjoyed the act of searching and trying to find the right quotes to use for this challenge.  I do look forward to the future and more challenges that stretch my mind.

The Rules of this challenge are extremely simple.  They are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  2. Post a different quote for 3 days (weeks, or as soon as you can)  and explain why each one appeals to you.

  3. Nominate at least two bloggers each day.

I nominate the following blogger for this award:

  1. Lonelywarrior2018, FadedFaith

  2. Fr. Kevin, Inwardly Digest

For those I nominated, Please understand that you do not have to participate if you chose not to.  It is just something fun and challenging to do.  Thank you.