Food for ThoughtPsalm 46:10 Be Still
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 46:10 New King James Version

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

I believe the Lord is speaking of our internal state of being not just to sit and be quiet. In this verse the Lord is very specific in His instruction. He requires us to “Be” still. This is a call to let go of our strivings and to allow His Holy Presence to usher us into His peace and let God reveal His design for our life. God is saying “I want intimacy with you." He who has all power and authority wants intimacy with us. He has a deep passion for each one of us.

In these moments of fellowship with our Creator our bodies are rejuvenated, restored and rested. All that we do must be done without the carnal effort to push and exhaust ourselves.  We must learn the value in waiting on God. This is a place that most of us rarely, if at all, visit. It is where we hear the voice of God and stand in His presence. This is not easily accomplished in a world where it is a social norm to be busy and surrounded with noises.

I often wonder what it was like in the Garden of Eden. This is what God created us for; a place of serenity and the sounds of heaven. Within ourselves are many noises of the world like worry, anger, bitterness and fear. These noises do not make sense to our spirit and weren’t meant to.

These noises cause stress and anxiety. The sounds of heaven are what make sense to us because God created these sounds just for us, sounds of trusting in God, sounds of hope and love, sounds of mercy and compassion. These sounds bring peace and confidence. They bring restoration and quietness that cause us to be intimately connected with God.

In this way, as we are still before God and honoring Him with our trust, we are acknowledging our faith in Him and saying, "You alone, oh God, can lead me to where I need to be.” He is then exalted and glorified. Trusting God is what pleases Him. I need these quiet and still moments with God, otherwise depression creeps into my life and I feel worthless and ugly.

The encounters I have with God rest my soul. I find renewed strength. In these times, the Spirit of God reaches deep into my being and interweaves my heart with my Creators. This is when I know where I belong. It is in this place that my deepest loneliness and fears are surrendered into the hands of the Father.

This takes practice and faithfulness to "be" still in our hearts before the Lord. It takes times of denying ourselves and looking upward to experience the all­consuming love and passion of God. Each time I come to the Lord it is different. I ask Him to lead and I find myself in the glory of His presence singing or reading His word or just talking to my Father God. It is a rich time. 

Challenge:  Find your place of stillness with the Lord. Take this time to begin a journey of renewed faith, strength and encouragement.  Ask God to lead in these moments and allow Him to take you where ever He wishes to.

God bless you,


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.