February 25, 2009

All I Need to Know - Lynda Schultz

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)

Be still” — that is perhaps the hardest instruction that anyone could give me. So many things in my life happen far too slowly for my convenience. Mental, emotional, and spiritual stillness are just as hard as their physical counterpart. You would think that after so many years of walking with the Lord that I would have learned by now that He comes at exactly the right time, that my fussing and fuming only spoil the atmosphere of awe, of joy, of peace, of grace, that should be the aura of the believer. “Be still

…know” — certainty, the conviction that rests on faith, that has been proven by experience, that feeds the stillness that God requires. How quickly I forget what I supposedly “know” in the face of the circumstances of the day. Perhaps it is in the stillness that I allow myself to remember what I know—that God reigns and that He never abandons His children, that He never comes late.

…that I am God” — Moses heard the great “I AM” statement and that was enough for him and for Israel. That God is, and that we know Him by faith and know Him in the experiences of our lives, should promote that stillness that needs to characterize our lives. He knows us perfectly, we need to know Him more perfectly every day. That knowledge grows in the stillness.

And when we are still and know, and reaffirm in our own hearts that He is God, we will become the instruments that exalt Him among the nations and in the earth. That is our end, our mission, our joy.


  1. Good reminders, Lynda, but hard to follow!

  2. A goal to aim for, and a truly stretching experience. Well worth the effort since the end is knowing Him better.

  3. It boggles me too to think how quickly we forget.

    Of late, I'm often prompted more and more to turn and face my God and not my circumstances. Somehow, in the turning, when I'm looking at Him, it's easier to remember to 'be still.'

    Thank you for sharing in such a lovely way.

  4. I am humbled and stirred by this piece. Psalm 46:10 is my favourite scripture and over the past year has held great meaning to me. Thanks Lynda for reinforcing and making me reflect once again. x


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