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Friday, February 28, 2014

Be still

It seems to me like it has been a LONG, COLD winter.  I've been reminding myself that it's only February.  Well, tomorrow is March and this LONG, COLD winter doesn't seem to want to loosen it's grip.  I am temped to jump on the bandwagon and grumble about it, but instead I have chosen to look at what God might be doing.  What great reason does he have for all this snow and the cold?  There has to be something unbelievable coming!

The phrase "Be Still" comes to mind.  I've been forced to slow down and be still.  It's difficult to get busy when it's so cold, the roads are bad, and the kids are home from school for another snow day.  What wonderful blessings come from "Being Still."

Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still."

I Samuel 12:16 "Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!"
Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Zechariah 2:13 "Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling."

What is it that has you and me busy?  What is it that has us worried and running around?  We need only to "Be Still".  God himself will fight for us; He will do great things before our eyes; We will see him exalted among the nations; He will rouse himself from his holy dwelling. 

So, instead of complaining about the long, cold winter, or facing a mountain of fundraising with fear and dread, I am stepping back, trying to Be Still and let God come through like only he can.  And let me tell you, he has already begun!

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