Hope for the Week
"You thought you could find happiness, just over that green hill, you thought you would be satisfied, but you never will. Learn to be still."
Learn to be Still: The Eagles
"Learn to be Still" is one of my favorite songs because, even though it is a secular song, you can see through its lyrics why many Christians struggle. So many times in life we want to do things our way, on our time. We become impatient when we don't see results. Christians, just as most people, have fallen victim to instant gratification and have joined the "gotta have it now movement." We want to see God work, but we want to see God show up in a "Great and Mighty Way," and it must meet our time frame, work out how we want it to, cause us little to no grief, so we can turn God's blessings into badges of self honor. The truth is, God doesn't work that way.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9
How does God work? How does he give us His plan? Through the Holy Spirit.
"And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and break in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." 1 Kings 19:11-12
How do we hear that still small voice? Slow down, be patient, pray, and listen. Learn to be still.
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalms 46:10
So, this week relax, pray, and wait on the Lord. Practice learning to be still.
May God bless you this week and speak to your heart!