Be Still & Know


In Psalms chapter 46 verse 10, God’s word says:

“Be still, and know that I am God…”

You’ve heard it all of your life. “Use your head. Put on your thinking cap.” Honestly, how’s that worked out for you so far?

Thoughts only have three sources: You, the devil, and God. I’ll bet you can’t count the number of times YOU have made the wrong decision. YOU have said the wrong words. YOU have taken the wrong action. All because YOU thought about it. YOU should know by now, that YOU aren’t very good at using your head!

How about your “buddy” the devil ? “The devil’s not my buddy!” Really? You spend an awful lot of time together on his playground. “Reasoning things out”. Isn’t that what you call it? I’ve witnessed the most otherwise intelligent and wonderful people totally make a mess of things because of a wrong-headed conclusion that they had “reasoned out”. If your conclusion isn’t positive, trusting, loving and kind, with good for everyone concerned, it’s the wrong conclusion. Would you come to a negative, suspicious, hateful and cruel conclusion on purpose? One that is good for nobody concerned? Of course you wouldn’t. The real you isn’t that way.

So how did things get to be such a mess? The devil. He will tell you a couple of apparent “facts” to gain your confidence, and then twist those “facts” into an unrecognizable ball of twine. You’ll cut your best friend to the bone before you even realize it, because you’ve spoken Satan’s words.

The devil comes ONLY to steal, kill, and destroy. He’s never involved in anything good. God’s word says: “Take captive every thought“. If your thought in a situation isn’t based on love, it’s the wrong thought. It didn’t come from God. It didn’t even come from you originally. It came from the devil. Crumple up unloving thoughts like toilet paper and throw them into God’s Holy Spirit Fire, where they will come to nothing. Don’t ever speak them out loud. “Resist the devil and he WILL flee from you.” He has no choice in the matter.

Bring your cares and concerns to God. Let him be your source. Jesus is greater than ANY problem you have.

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth.”

Even the ones in your head. Instead of having a raging debate with the devil in your head, have a quiet conversation with God in your heart.

Be still and know.

– joel

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