“Be Still…”

24313272_1712662598773621_9162342790506600177_oBe Still and Know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

What a wonderful invitation!  To be still, yes, to acknowledge Him, and Him only as God!  To be still in His presence: to be calm, quiet, peaceful, hushed, motionless and rest in mind and soul.  To bask in His Love, to adore Him in expressive silence and muse in His praise.  Be still in celebrating calm and quiet submission of soul to the sovereign presence of God.

The divinity of God is sufficient reason to be still before Him, calmly and humbly submitting to Him.

“Be still and know that I am God.”  He is God, an absolute, infinite, perfect being.  He is so great, infinitely above all comprehension, as God all things are His work so He is sovereign over all things.

To be still is to be silent in order to listen to what God has to say to us.  We need to be silent and listen in order to hear God speak to us.

In 1 Kings 19:11-13, the Lord did not come in a powerful wind, nor in an earthquake, nor in a fire, but in a gentle whisper.

Yes, the Lord has invited us: “be still and know that I am God.”

~ Sister M. Leonida Schmidt, OSF

3 thoughts on ““Be Still…”

  1. A wonderful explanation of the relationship between God and us.

    While a dinner guest at my friend’s home some 20 years ago, our hostess announced she was not attending Mass with her husband because she didn’t feel like God was there. There was total silence. “God is everywhere.” I replied. “He’s not just in church. He’s in your baby’s smile, the quiet of your garden and a robin’s song. Just listen and you’ll find Him there.”

    I saw her about a month later in our coffee shop. She said she was attending church, had picked up a small book of prayers and found it very calming to read when the baby napped. We hugged.


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