….Previously on the above mentioned topic (BE STILL), being still was defined as waiting patiently on the Lord (Psalm 37:7), and being careful for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving, letting your request known to God (Philippians 4:6).
God wants us to be still, and it is imperative that as believers we are aware of the benefits associated with this requirement.
In the previous post, we looked at experiencing the peace of God as a benefit of being still, and in this post we will be looking at yet another benefit of being still…
WHY DOES GOD WANT US TO BE STILL?
2. Being still gives us the atmosphere to apply Godly wisdom.
Being still creates an environment that focusses on God, and not the problem. A focus on God, opens up a channel to draw Godly inspiration and the wisdom to apply this inspiration to solving life problems and challenges.
”And he arose, and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” ~MARK 4:39 (KJV).
The disciples of Christ were faced with a storm which shook their boat ( MARK 4:37), and this event created an atmosphere of fear, which deprived them of applying their faith through prayers to calm the storm.
”And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is that ye have no faith? ~ MARK 4:40 (KJV)
Fear magnifies a problem, but being still magnifies God over any problem – Psalm 46:10.
Jesus Christ calmed the sea contrary to his disciples, because He knew His source (God) had power and authority over any tempest, and all He needed to do was to focus on His source (God).
O God my Father, take away every spirit of fear, that will deprive me of applying the wisdom and power of God over any tempest blowing the ship of my life, in Jesus name, amen.
.….to be continued