Sunday, July 19, 2015

Relax in God



Scripture

10     “Be still, and know that I am God!
        I am exalted among the nations,
        I am exalted in the earth.”
11     The LORD of hosts is with us;
        the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Observation

When it feels as if the enemy is attacking God’s people, it’s time to remember who is really in charge. Stop! Take time to relax in God. The stillness cleanses our mind of clutter, because when we are carried away with busyness, we can’t focus on God. But when we do, we remember that he is great among all the nations and in the earth. Our LORD is here among us.

Application

It’s Sunday and a great day to slow down. It’s always been God’s plan for his people to settle into his power and presence. God wants to care for his people, but so often it is we that do not allow him to do so. We get too caught up with the things that are happening around us and they become distractions from what God wants to do in and through us.

This is a great day to slow down and simply rest in him. Take time to listen to his voice and leading in our lives. Let the worries and anxieties of this life melt into our great LORD, who loves and cares for us. God is with us!

Prayer

Lord, thank you for your work among us. Please help me to relax in you today.  Amen.

Thank you to Nazarene Publishing House and Keri Mitchell for helping to create and publish Reflecting the Image. This is not a devotional book, but rather a collection of thoughts and stories which lead us in the direction of reflecting Christ. Click on the image to take you to the NPH bookstore.The book is also available in Kindle format on Amazon.com.



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