Pastor Tim

Be Still!
There is something about that phrase that is relaxing and peaceful. It is probably the opposite of what most people do this time of year. The schedule and demands have begun. School has started along with sports, band, and numerous other activities including Sunday school, youth group, confirmation, Bible studies and meetings.
“Be Still” is a phrase that God gives us for our good and comfort. It’s a reminder that He is in control and we don’t have to be. It’s a call to trust Him and rest in Him. Let yourself hear Him speak to you in these verses:
Psalm 46:10 – Cease striving (Be still) and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
Isaiah 40:31 – Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Philippians 4:6-7 –  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Did you hear Jesus speak into your life? What’s He saying to you? Will you allow these verses to shape your perspective?
When a mother saw a thunderstorm forming in midafternoon, she worried about her seven-year-old daughter who would soon be walking home from school. Deciding to meet her, the mother saw her daughter walking nonchalantly along, stopping to smile whenever lightning flashed.
When the little girl saw her mommy, she ran to her and enthusiastically exclaimed, “All the way home, God’s been taking my picture!”
What does God want to do in your life? What perspective does He want you to adopt? I believe it is one of seeking and waiting upon Him. I believe it is one of trusting Him to direct you and accomplish what you cannot. I believe it is one of being still and letting God be God of your life. Go back and read the verses again. Be still and rest in them. Pastor Tim