And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:23 The Darby Translation
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Over the past few weeks God has been showing me some words in scripture that I always thought to be passive verbs are not at all. The first word He showed me was wait “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” Wait in this scripture isn’t passive at all. The Hebrew meaning of wait was to rely, trust. Both rely and trust takes an active choice from us.
During a (not the norm) service at church last night, God once again began to show me a scripture that I thought to be passive on my part was not at all. As we sat quietly in the sweet presence of God, the psalmist’s word came to me. “Be still and know that I am God.” Okay God we are still and I certainly know you are God were the thoughts running through mind as the scripture was repeated in my mind time and again. Even as I drove home, the scripture was still right there. Okay God what is it you are telling me about this scripture?
Bible tools at hand, I began looking for what God was saying. Here is what I found out. The word translated “be still” comes from the Hebrew term raphah. This Hebrew word means to “let go” or “release.” One commentary said “it would best be understood to say cause yourself to let go. In other words, we need to come to a place where we are willing to submit ourselves to God and acknowledging that He is in sovereign control.”
Do you see the action God is requiring of us? He not saying when you sit still (like the water in this picture I have posted) you will know I am God. He is saying on the stormy waters when you let go of your reasoning, stop trying to fix it in your strength and know that I alone am God then I will be exalted. Perhaps He is saying “let go, I’ve got this one.”
"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalms 46:10 NAS
Who am I? I am a princess. For my Father is the King of kings and Lord of lords. This statement is of great importance because I was not always a princess. Once I was simply a lost soul dwelling in a pit. Then one day all things in my life changed. My Father, God reached down and lifted me from the pit giving me new life. In Him, I have found peace, love and hope. This is my greatest role by far for in it I find joy to be all the titles that follow me. Finish reading about me in my pages listed above.