Be Still and Know that I Am God

Know God in Stillness

Know God

God calls us to know Him and to make Him known. Knowing God’s love propels us to share His love with others.

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.” ~Psalm 46:10 AMP

Know God’s Stillness

As I prayed for my dear friend lying in the hospital bed in a coma-like state, I prayed for Him to have sweet fellowship with the Lover of our souls in that inner sanctuary that no man or illness can touch.

In His Presence there is a peace that passes understanding, there is a joy that knows no limits, and there is grace to endure any trial. ~Lisa Blair

A coma-like state implies physical stillness, yet our spirits can soar in the heights with God.

“Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?” ~Romans 8:35 AMPC

Know by Drawing Near

Matthew encourages us to serve the Living God by praying, giving and fasting in secret and not before men to be seen by them. I’m so thankful that when we draw near to God to know Him, He draws near to us to reveal Himself.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” ~James 4:8a NASB

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” ~Matthew 7:7-8 NASB

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References:

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631.

Amplified Bible, Classis Edition (AMPC) Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation.

New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB 1995), copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is know.

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30 thoughts on “Be Still and Know that I Am God”

    1. Yes, Fiona! Even though my friend can only move his eyes, when I stated the truth of knowing that he was communing with God in the inner sanctuary, he closed his eyes as if to savor it, then tears pooled in his eyes. I think he felt a little “understood” that though he craves healing, he is not bound by his body or the illness or the trial he is currently enduring. He knows God and God knows him and really that is the only thing that matters.

  1. Be Still and Know – how often I have to quote that verse to myself and be reminded that God knows everything and every situation and He is faithful to the end.

  2. It is hard to be still but such a critical practice. Such a beautiful story about your friend. God’s love is everywhere and nothing can separate us from it, so encouraging, thanks for sharing.

    1. It is important to cultivate stillness before Him, Cindy. I’m thankful that nothing can separate us from His great love for us!

  3. Just be still and know I’m God,
    just use your inner eyes,
    ’cause your outer vision’s flawed,
    and I’m not in disguise.
    Come over, sit with Me a spell,
    it’s yours to make the choice.
    Sit close so I don’t need to yell,
    and you’ll find that my voice
    is neither whisper nor a shout,
    nor something in-between,
    and as I speak you’ll figure out
    that this is not a dream,
    and not a construct that you ‘feel’;
    it’s really Me, and I am real.

  4. I love, LOVE your quote in this post!
    “In His Presence there is a peace that passes understanding, there is a joy that knows no limits, and there is grace to endure any trial.” ~Lisa Blair
    Amen and Amen!

  5. How precious to be able to speak God’s Word and peace to a loved one even in a coma. “In His Presence there is a peace that passes understanding, there is a joy that knows no limits, and there is grace to endure any trial.” Amen.

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