Yes, that is what God has been telling me for the last year..."Be still...and know that I am God." I put this verse in my study...as wall art, which serves as a daily reminder for me.
Recently I came across this beautiful song, Still, My Soul, Be Still, written by my favorite modern day hymn writers, Keith and Kristine Getty, who are well known for writing In Christ Alone. It is found on their newly released album titled Awaken the Dawn. I downloaded the entire album from I-Tunes, and play it continually. However, my current favorite, the song that speaks so much to my spirit, the one that I keep putting on repeat, is that beautiful song I referred to, which follows:
Still, My Soul, Be Still
The winds of change may rage tomorrow.
GOD is at your side. No longer dread
The fires of unexpected sorrow.
GOD...You are my GOD,
And I will trust in You and not be shaken.
LORD of peace, renew a steadfast spirit within me
To rest in You alone.
Still, my soul be still. Do not be moved
By lesser lights and fleeting shadows.
Hold onto His ways, with shield of faith
Against temptation's flaming arrows.
Do not forsake the Truth
You learned in the beginning.
Wait upon the Lord, and hope will rise
As stars appear when day is dawning.
Aren't those meaninful words? Psalm-like truths infused all throughout...that's why I like it so much.
Last week my husband gave me a precious gift...that of spending 6 days all alone in the Hill Country, a time set apart to meet with God. It took me about 2 days to unwind, I'll admit. And then, as I was sitting before the Lord, I said, "Well God, here I am. I'm being still before You." And it seemed that He answered me in my spirit by saying, "It's about time, child! Now...come...let us reason together."
God met with me in such a remarkable way. Truths in His Word taught, healed, gave light, delighted and refreshed my soul.
Ahhh...the art of being still. It is a difficult art to master. But the richness of knowing that He is God...that far outweighs the effort.