Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lots of good stuff today

Today's sermon at church was based on Psalm 46:10- Be Still.... and know that He is God!  

Totally what I needed to hear.  He started out with this quote (and I don't remember who it's by):

"Stillness is a spiritual discipline that moves us toward secret communion and paves the way for supernatural intervention."

He focused on the three parts in red.
Spiritual Discipline- should be Holy Habits- 1 Timothy 4:7 (discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness)

Secret Communion- has four parts. 1)as a child of God; 2)come reverently with a fear of God- Psalm 25;14, Psalm 31:19, and 1 John 1:9; 3)come undistracted (this is where I struggle) and 4) come persistently.  If we don't do these things- our lives begin to unravel.

Supernatural Intervention- "don't just do something, stand there!" 2 Chronicles (I'll have to find the reference later) and Exodus 14:13-14.

Just some things to ponder.  Hoping to be back tomorrow with a thought from Sunday School

2 comments:

Diane said...

WOW, these are great truths! Love your faith blog. Isn't it just so much fun to proclaim our faith so freely. Praise God!

McBetty said...

I liked the parts you wrote about this verse, had to cut and paste it into a Word document so that I can study it further.
This has always been my favorite scripture, especially when I'm stressed out -- it relaxes me and I know Who is in control. Repeating the verse several times, dropping one word at the end.
Be still and know I am God.
Be still and know I am.
Be still and know --- etc