Jan 092016

[embedplusvideo height=”200″ width=”300″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1OTFIoc” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/lAdwX8HypJM?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=lAdwX8HypJM&width=300&height=200&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep2578″ /] I had nothing. Nothing at all. I was faced with sharing an inspirational moment with a group and I had nothing to share. Mentally and emotionally I was in a bad place, which didn’t put me in the right frame of mind to be creative and inspirational!¬†FInally getting around to priorities, I poured my frustration out to God. Within one minute, He gave me exactly what I needed and the right spirit to share it well!

Anybody else have a tough week? Yeah, well, in those moments, I have to reach for what I know.

Be still, and know that I am God:” -Psalm 46:10 NIV.

Know. Not hope, maybe, possibly….but know.

This is God’s Shut Up and Listen text. “Be still, son,” He says to me, “and I’ll show you one more time that I am in your life for good, that I’ve got your back. Your storm is a ripple in a puddle to Me. I can see past the waves. BTW, I own the waves! Chill son, and know…”

Hide me now
Under Your wings
Cover me
Within Your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still, know You are God. -Hillsong.

Settle. The command my daughter uses to calm the dogs. It is accompanied by her placing a hand firmly and gently around the muzzle. It is to calm the dog so they know who is in charge at that moment and they needn’t worry, stress or fuss about whatever is going on around them.

“Settle,” God says to me. Know that I am in charge of you and this moment. I am King over the flood. I will hide you, cover you. Just be still and know.”

As I watch the hills slowly take shape in the predawn darkness in my valley, I’ve got no fancy theology to share, no sophisticated statements to make. Just straight talk about what’s real.

Father, let me rest easy in what I know. Gently remind me when I forget. You are King over the flood. You are King over me.

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