Be still, and know that I am God

Many times people have prayed to God to intervene in situations but have at the same time put full dependence on things they do. God requires that all attempts of self help must come to an end; all activities of the flesh must cease; the workings of nature must be subdued; our faith must rest completely in Christ and the finished work on the Cross, and nothing else. We just need to surrender and let God move in our situations because God does not require our help in any way.jesus bible

Exodus 14:13 talks about a time when the children of Israel were afraid of the Egyptians that were following them that Moses told them to fear not but stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Moses knew that if the Children of Israel could stand still, God would then be allowed to take over and fight for them. The Lord could fight for Israel only as long as they stood still. If they had turned at this point in time, and start fighting with the Egyptians on their own in any capacity, this would have definitely hindered the Lord fighting for them, and there is no doubt that they would have been defeated.

If you consider all this, you will notice that we have many times tried to do what is meant to be done by God on our own instead of just being still. 2 Chronicles 20:17 tells us that “You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of the Lord with You”. This means that your efforts of the flesh have to completely come to an end and just look at God alone. If we try to fight battles on our own we will lose miserably and start asking whether God really hears when we pray.

There are certain things that have been used as means of receiving needs from God which have been misunderstood but does not help. For example as much us fasting is scriptural, if not done in a proper way,

You will just be starving yourself to death. Fasting actually is a good example of standing still if done in a proper way because as your body becomes weak, your spirit becomes strong therefore allowing God to take over. But if just fasting because everyone else in church is fasting, then it is better not to even do it.

The prayers that are done properly not trusting in our self are the ones that will yield good results. It may be sickness, deliverance, poverty, hindrances or any type of bondage that has troubled you for a long time, God is saying today to stand still and just let Him take over, because He does not need your help.

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39 thoughts on “Be still, and know that I am God”

  1. ODL says:

    indeed we will always shine amongst stones if we put God first in any of our plans and that its time to let God to be God for the word says”THOUSANDS SHALL FALL AT THY SIDE AND TEN THOUSAND AT RIGHT HAND SIDE BUT IT SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU FOR YOU HAVE MADE THE MOST HIGH YOUR SHIELD” Indeed God be my protector amd come first in my life and everything i come across for me to be more than those still fighting. Your ways are always faithful ooh Lord. Fight for me when am still ooh God.

  2. Mzerezerefelix says:

    Wow! Idont know why we christians fail to stand firm? May heaven mercy us.

  3. Shadreck says:

    Amazing, undiluted truth, give no room for Mr. Flesh, God bless you!

  4. Mike says:

    Inspiration words there to all believer, that we have to be dedicative in God’s affairs so that God can intervene in our issues

  5. wamuchalo says:

    Thats God our LORD,will never let us perish, Amen

  6. God,guid us from evils.

  7. emmanuel banda says:

    I know my God will battles. Oh my God have mercy on me.

  8. Says the truth to shame Devil says:

    Wise words. Amen.

  9. this is also a good advice to those sitting for exams study and let God help you! best wishes!!!

  10. Thyolo Thava says:

    Amen, this is God himself speaking to us through the author

  11. André Lucas Henriques Moenda says:

    A very good message for human beings

  12. Brother says:

    Thanks for the encouraging word. You briefly touched about fasting. Tell us more about fasting. I do understand that fasting is a major thing but often we do it wrongly. What about if someone is in un covenant “marriage” or I should put it this way, living together without marriage, cohabiting, which is a sexual sin, can they still fast and yet continue sleeping with their partner but not doing anything until fasting is over then go back to sexual sin ? To fast or not to fast when u are living like this. Please help?’

  13. Mandolo says:

    Amen, its very impressive

  14. KHUERE says:

    AMEN iam blessed sure we need to stand still on GOD in every thing.

  15. golo says:

    heart comforting and spiritually inspiring

  16. Pa low says:

    Inspiring….Take cover holy spirit

  17. Lucy Naphiri Rabson says:

    So inspiring, well with my soul

  18. EDGAR says:

    So powerful. Really enjoyed

  19. Verg says:

    Am totally blessed wth this column and God’s time is the best!

  20. kawba says:

    God’s word endures really

  21. chris says:

    Seek ye first the kingdom of God & evrything else wil b added unto u. Brethren, u dont need deliverance, u dont need healing, u dont need success and everthing else u name it,, not until you let God be God. God is far much supreme than we some times suppose, and he is all CAPABLE. He knows us far much better than we knw ourselves, just the way a wrist watch designer knws all its whereabouts and knws wher to touch or mend for his intended outcome. What i’m trying to point out is; Let God choose whats best for us! All we need to do is humble urselves and seek his kingdom & let his will prevail. Most of our prayers are self centered! It is always “me, i, us,them” but not “you”(God)… God says he knows the plans he has for YOU! to give u a hope, to give u a future! And not harm u. So until we let God be God n ask everything according to his “will”, then we wouldnt have to worry about a thing at all! If our sickeness, suffering, poverty, insecurity,,,u name it! Is the one through which God’s name is to be praised then be it!! All u need is the peace of mind that originally comes from “above”,, and it will take u through every step of the way in life & u will be happy, content and humbled be it in trouble be it at peace.

  22. Mwamfunsa says:

    In GOD I put my trust, I shall not be in want. HE satisfies my needs. Amen.

  23. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Amen!

    All glory be to God for this column. His love endures for ever.

  24. mn says:

    Thanks for the word of encouragement. Amen

  25. Mum says:

    Amen to this as I continue waiting for him to intervene in my situation.

  26. God knows all stuations to come but us people demand Him to be harry and we always asking Him as if we are alone as He not cares ! We have to be calm sometimes to let His will operates, we don’t ask for His kingdom but we ask Him to solve our problems on this sinful world, what a shame then ?
    You pastors this is light time now to preach about Gods kingdom not just to inviting people for deliveras .
    Work up and get all His people into His kingdom .

  27. REXTER says:

    AMEN……God is my saviour and redeemer ,forever and ever

  28. watchdog... says:

    amen..we need to rely on GOD always and we shall be set free

  29. Mercy says:

    A very powerful message. God’s presence in our lives is enough. so He can interven in all our affairs. Hallelujah. amen

  30. mercy says:

    This is a powerful message God’s presence in our lives will finish it all we just have to seek His presence and wait for His intervention . hallelujah amen

  31. maya says:

    Amen

  32. gracious says:

    Thanks for the word

  33. chiki says:

    Amen

  34. Blessed says:

    Amen may God grant us the grace to hundred percent trust on him.

  35. Mpho says:

    Amen. We have to trust God with all our hearts because vengeance is for HIM

  36. THE WISE ONE says:

    The preamble is misleading.

  37. Kenkkk says:

    Amen.

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