Be Still and know

It is hard to stay still, if you are like me then it is really hard.

In the book of Psalms we are commanded in a poetic way to Be Still and know that I am God.

I don’t know what comes to your mind when you are asked to be still, I have a vivid imagination which is very active – that is why I can’t stay still!-

But the picture I have is this: “I am standing still, without moving, with my eyes fixed on something –  yes I am breathing and that it is all I do – and I am not moving!

However, the root word of “be still” has another meaning that it far different from the one I thought it meant. It speaks of “sinking down, of lowering down, to be abandoned, even withdraw”.

In the context of Psalm 46 the song sings about “beholding”  what the Lord Almighty does. Therefore, it is that invitation, we are asked to sink down, to lower ourselves down in the presence of God. It seems to me that the best and hardest place to know God is to abandon ourselves before Him.

Intimacy is finding the place where my life is found in him as I am abandoned in beholding and knowing that He is God.


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