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


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