Taking a detour off The NYSC Chronicles (TNC) for a bit even though this post still holds things that became more real to me since I began this journey….
“Be still, and know that I am God…”
I have learnt that our being still should not be as a result of our knowledge! No! The simple instruction God gave was “be still… And know!”. It is no mistake that He didn’t say, “When you know, then be still”. In fact, most times, the things we think we know are jokes!
To God, faith is extremely important. Take a brief look at the Life of Abraham, a man fondly referred to as the father of Faith. His story is one that every Sunday school child knows all too well. Abraham and his wife (Sarah) had a child in their old age.
An aspect no one really looks into is what Abraham ‘did’ to deserve such an honor… We know that there is nothing we have that God wants, I mean, He is God- he has it all. So it is extremely accurate to say that there is nothing Abraham could have had that God would have wanted!
However, because of his FAITH in God, God declared him righteous (Gen 15:6). Abraham persevered to the end. Read your Bible, you’ll see in Chapter 12 of Genesis that God called Abraham out from his family and kindred and asked him to go to no specific place and immediately after giving him instructions and promises, Abraham faced a famine like no other that took him to Egypt. This is the point many of us would have packed our things and headed back to our father’s house and to be honest, no one would have judged Abraham if he did that but he remained faithful! Full of Faith! Calm in the storm!
The way I see it, ‘Be still and know” is God’s way of bragging… like ‘just sit and watch Me deal with that barrenness/solve that situation/cure that illness/heal that broken heart….’ Whatever the situation, there’s nothing you need to do! Just sit and watch your daddy handle it. BE STILL AND WATCH HIM BE GOD!
Hang in there guys! And Have A Blessed Day!
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