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There's An Anointing in Being Still

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

“There’s An Anointing in Being Still”


Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." At first glance, this seems easy to do, but during times of urgent crisis it’s natural for us to go into panic mode. In our own strength and abilities, we try to fix the crisis/problem. Day after day, we’re searching for solutions to our crisis. Our mind is overwhelmed. Our stomach feels sick and numb. We’re unable to sleep. Nothing seems to make us happy. The devil is showing us images of defeat and embarrassment. We reach out to God in prayer and supplication. His Word to us is simply, “Be still, and know that I Am God.” I have been in this place many times and have learned that when God speaks, He will confirm what He said to us over and over to help us through our crisis.

 

The first time God speaks, there’s a peace that comes, but it’s usually a temporary peace because the thought of the crisis keeps coming up in our minds again. But God has many creative ways of confirming what He said to us concerning our crisis. You can be driving down the street and all of a sudden you notice on a church sign, the words the Lord spoke to you concerning your situation, “Be still, and know that I am God.” And then yet again, while watching television, a preacher will say it again in his sermon, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Or, someone will send you one of those encouraging emails and before you finish reading it, there are those words again, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Right when we start to feel helpless, right when we feel we’re about to be defeated, right when it appears that the solution to our crisis is a thousand years away, God will speak and remind us to, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Again, we settle down. We feel some relief.


There are a couple of things I’d like to point out from experience about this scripture. First, there is an anointing in being still. Being still shows that we trust God…that we believe in His ability to deliver us. When we stop trying to fix the crisis, that’s how we know we’re being still. Being still gives God an opportunity to help us, instead of us trying to resolve the crisis ourselves. In fact, some crisis are divinely orchestrated by God to teach us how to trust Him when we don’t know what to do and when we don’t see a solution to our crisis. Being still means waiting on God to work everything out in our favor. When we be still, we position ourselves to see, experience, and know even more so of the awesome, mind boggling power of almighty God.


When being still, we must do it in confidence. We must cease and desist from trying to fix the situation on our own. We must have faith in God to deliver us, regardless of how bad and hopeless the situation appears. When we be still, we allow God to make every decision for us regarding our crisis. When He makes a decision, it’s not a decision made under pressure either, as it would be if we were handling the situation. I’ve learned to never make a major decision under pressure because the pressure sometimes causes us to not think objectively. When we do this, we usually end up making the crisis worse. God’s decisions are not made out of fear. Decisions made under pressure and out of fear are a dangerous combination. God is not under pressure. He’s not intimidated by the complexities our crisis. He controls everything. He knows everything. He has power over everything. So when He says, “Be still, and know that I am God,” we should instantly and permanently shed the worries and anxieties. God is more than able to work out our crisis, but we must be still. Calm down. Settle down. As we be still, the anointing to be still is produced for our current crisis and future crisis. Being still teaches us how to war in the spirit with patience. You’ll know when the anointing to be still has kicked in because you will feel your spirit lock down firmly in “still mode,” and the crisis won’t matter to you anymore. It’s like you have peace about the crisis, no matter which way things turn out. At this point, you’re operating in the, “and know that I Am God” level.


After we’ve stood still, the verse further instructs, “and know that I am God.” We must know that our God IS God. Once we remember what the Word has said about our God, how He brought others out of seemingly hopeless and impossible situations, we are able to be still. We must remember that it’s not about how we feel, how things look, what we think…it’s about what we KNOW. We must know with every fiber of our being that He is God.


Finally, after being still, knowing God is God, then, God is exalted. In other words, He’s gloried because we were still in Him. He gets the glory in the nations and the earth. He gets the glory from us because we glorify Him for miraculously working out our crisis. He’s gloried over the enemy because he thought he was going to destroy us. Everyone, even our enemies will have to testify to the fact that NOBODY DID IT, BUT GOD! Be still, and know that He is God!


Live L-I-V-E!

Keeler Bryson


Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur.   She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

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