Be Still, And Know
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
I love the stillness and the quietness of an early Saturday morning with the Lord. No scheduled appointments pulling me and nothing pressing my attention to be done, I settle into His Presence with my fresh cup of coffee in hand and the Father’s Word before me. Yes, He IS good indeed!
And, I sense an urgent reminder and need regarding this time today as the Holy Spirit brings to remembrance these precious words written by Andrew Murray,
“Let everyone who wants to learn the art of waiting on God remember the lesson, ”Take heed, and be quiet” Isaiah 7:4. ”It is good that a man . . . quietly wait.” Take time to be separate from all friends and all duties, all cares and all joys; time to be still and quiet before God. Take time not only to secure stillness from man and the world, but from self and its energy. Let the Word and prayer be very precious. But remember, even these may hinder the quiet waiting. The activity of the mind in studying the Word or giving expression to its thoughts in prayer, the activities of the heart, with its desires and hopes and fears, may so engage us that we do not come to the still waiting on the All glorious One; our whole being is prostrate in silence before Him.”
Oh dear brother and sister, may you too be filled this day with such blessed confidence and assurance as you prostrate yourselves in silence before our God and our Redeemer King!
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”