Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stillness... - Originally Mailed 7/13/2009

Ruth 3:18
18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.


Naomi was a wise woman. She had enough sense to see that something was happening and she understood the importance of being still. She knew she had to wait and trust that Boaz would be an honorable man toward her daughter-in-law, Ruth.

Your Father in Heaven is more than honorable and more than a man…He is God and He is Good.

There are times when we want so badly to help God out. It's so easy to get anxious about a promise and to start feeling like we're supposed to DO something. We get like “Sarai” (she wasn’t Sarah until later) and we try to help God give Abram a son. We put on our “Martha” hats to start tending to the things in our world when what we really need is our “Mary” cushion where we can sit and listen to Jesus. We get ahead of ourselves like Moses and make the right move but we make it too soon or we get so caught up in what's going on around us that we end up hitting a rock that we only needed to speak to.

Be still until you know what to do. Then, do it until you’re told to stop.

An important part of growing in our relationship with Christ is learning to calm that inner need to be in constant motion. Being busy isn’t the same and being productive. Our Savior would steal away to commune with the Father. That involved as much listening as it did talking. Even the waves and the wind understood that when the Master speaks, it's time to be still.

God is most potent in our lives when we are impotent and still.


Psalm 46:10
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Lifeline is the evangelistic ministry of Fellowship Church in Jonesboro , GA.
Fellowship Church
455 HWY 138 Suite C
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Alton Watkins, Pastor

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