dimanche 15 avril 2012

Be still, and know that I am God. —Psalm 46:10

April 15, 2012 — by Julie Ackerman Link

⁠Stop And See

Read: 1 Kings 19:1-12

Be still, and know that I am God. —Psalm 46:10

Bible in a Year:
1 Chronicles 4-6

When my ophthalmologist says, “Be still,” I am still. I don’t argue. I don’t become defiant. I don’t stay busy behind his back. Why? Because he is a renowned eye surgeon who is trying to preserve my sight, and he needs my cooperation. I would be foolish to ignore his instructions.

So why am I not as cooperative in matters of spiritual stillness? God considers rest so important that He built it into the rhythm of life. Without rest we can’t see clearly; we begin to see ourselves as more important than we are.

After Elijah’s stressful confrontation with Ahab and Jezebel, he ran himself into a state of exhaustion. God sent an angel to care for him. During a time of stillness, “the word of the Lord came to him” (1 Kings 19:9). Elijah thought he alone was doing God’s work. He had been so zealous that he didn’t know that 7,000 others hadn’t bowed to Baal (v.18).

Some of us may fear what will happen if we sit still and stop working. But something worse happens when we refuse to rest. Without rest we cannot be spiritually or physically healthy. God heals while we rest.

Just as I needed stillness so that my eye could heal, we all need stillness so that God can keep our spiritual vision clear.

Christ never asks of us such busy labor
That leaves no time for resting at His feet.
The waiting attitude of expectation,
He often counts a service most complete. —Anon.

Our greatest strength may be our ability
to stand still and trust God.

Easter Sunday

May happiness surround you and your family even as you celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May God bless you always.... not just for today but always!
From Grace Obaigbona
Permit me to share the e-message below with you, hope you enjoy it.

This is an Era of E-mail, E-luv, E-banking, E-cards E-tc. Let me also use my E-time to send an E-text through my E-Fone to bring an E-smile to youur E-face this E-aster.:) ;) =D
E-mmanuel Obaigbona

This is a good one brother!
I agree with you, its indeed an E-ra of E-mails and I am happy about it, imagine how many cards and stamps + money that the 'E' - era has saved.... :) ************************************************************************************************* JESUS MARCH IN FRANCE.

March for JESUS 09 June Nantes, France 2012. from Grace Amara on Vimeo.

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