Some of the students and I led services this week. The focus was to “be still and know that I am God” from Psalm 46. Just thought I’d post a little follow up…
“…the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26,27
Often, it’s hard to ‘be still’ before God because we don’t know what to say. The thing is, sometimes we don’t really need to say anything. God knows the things that hurt so bad we can’t explain them. And His own Spirit intercedes for us! Wrap your thoughts around that a bit: the Spirit of God crying out to God on your behalf!
It’s hard to ‘be still’ because it makes us think about our lives more deeply than we usually do… and sometimes we don’t like what we see. But never forget that God is in the business of transformation. If He doesn’t like what you see, He can help you to see what He sees: His child – maybe broken and hurting and wasting away, but His child, nonetheless. And He can transform the broken pieces of your life’s clay into a beautiful work – one that He’s proud of.
Even though it’s hard and uncomfortable and maybe a little awkward, be sure that you make time to ‘be still’ and just know that God is God. I know you’re busy, but I also know that we have the ability to make time for what we really want. Make an appointment to sit and stare at the Creator of the Universe for a while. Place yourself on His wheel as a lump of clay and allow Him to shape everything about you.