I have a word of exhortation for you—be still.
Psalm 46:10, says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Be still and know that I am God.
The word know is not the word for information, it’s a word of intimacy. So, to be invited into a realm of knowing God in the level that God knows us requires a precondition—be still.
That’s not easy for a lot of us. It’s like a snow globe—you know, those ornaments with scenes you can shake, and the snow goes all around. It is busy. But then you set it down and all the chaos settles and comes into place, and there is a beautiful scene.
That is often the way our lives are.
One time the Holy Spirit spoke a phrase to me and said, “Quietness is the incubation bed of revelation.”
That set me on a journey of learning how to quiet my soul before God.
We are the temple of the living God. And just like the temple of the Old Testament, there’s an outer court, an inner court, and a most holy place. There is a lot more noise in the outer court, less noise in the inner court, and there is no noise in most holy place at all.
So you must learn to quiet your interior activity in order to be still.
This is totally different from Eastern meditation. By the way, I wrote an entire book called The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence. So if you want to go deeper in learning to still yourself, you might consider reading it.
But I have something very simple for you. We get so busy sometimes that we forget the elementary things.
There is so much craziness going on in our world, and perhaps in your life.
Be still. Pause.
Let me give you one more verse. Isaiah 30:15 says, “For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, ‘In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.’”
Quietness. Quietness is the incubation bed of revelation.
I encourage you to be still, and to go on a journey and into the tabernacle of God.
I bless you right now to go past the noise of the outer court and come into your secret place, where there is quiet. It is there you will hear Him at the mercy seat of God.
Be still and know Him.
James W. Goll
If you want to learn to still yourself in the presence of God, you will love James W. Goll’s book, The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence. Order your book and start entering the incubation bed of revelation today!
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