Psalms 46:10Do we really even know God the way this verse reads? I mean there aren't that many words here and they are simple. Be still and know that I am God.
Christianity can be a very confusing, mixed up word for being followers of Jesus, believers of God. The word falls under a big umbrella that covered a multitude of dysfunctions within our faith and our society. Years ago I stopped using "I'm a Christian" unless I had to and moved to "I'm a follower of Jesus". To me, being a Christian was too general and over used. I wanted people to understand I had a relationship with Christ and not just some fly by night religion. I wanted people to see a difference in my life through what I believed, who I was following, what brought JOY in my life and how I got through the journeys in my life. How did I get to this place of being a follower and handing over my whole life to the one I was following and really having a relationship with Jesus?
By being STILL and allowing Him to show me who he really was!
At 5 I asked Jesus in my heart! I truly had the faith of a child. Some people trying to tell me later in life that there was no way I could understand salvation. They were right, I didn't understand Salvation. I did understand God's love for me in bringing His son down to earth who died for my sins and rose again. I did understand I had sin in my life and that I could confess those sins and I would live eternally. All the other stuff came later and that is how God works.
Somewhere down the road I lost that child like faith. Not over night, but small pieces over the years. I was running from stillness and losing sight of who God was. I was blending into what I call is a bland Christian. I looked, acted and resembled the same weak version of what the world thinks Christianity is that so many Christians fall into. I had stopped listening for God's voice and I didn't really know Him in my life the way he wanted me to know Him. I was shallow and not a good representation of who He was. Then one day he caught up with me. BE STILL! BE STILL!
God stopped me because he wanted to give me a chance to know who He was again. I needed to be still and listen to what he was trying to tell me so he could change my path and pull me back to my child like faith. I needed to know who he was from inside out and get back to being in a relationship with Him. When he finally reached me I became a follower of Jesus and not just a general christian who was weak, faithless and living in hopelessness. I began listening to him, talking to him and gave him my whole life and not just parts of it. I didn't just see Him in my turmoil but every day. It changed my life and how I know Him today.
Read Psalms 46:10 today and stop, sit and listen. Listen to see if God is trying to break through and share something within you that you could be missing. Have a BE STILL moment and see if God changes you. I know he will! I know because he has changed me!
Not a gifted writer just my logic for the day!