Ps.46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
I have been reflecting for several days on the verses that the Lord spoke over me and through me as He healed me in the hospital. Today’s verse has been huge in my life for many, many years. This was the first prophetic word Dick Mills spoke over me in California when I was seeking direction in my ministry. The Lord met me powerfully through this word. Amazingly, God’s word takes on so many beautiful aspects depending on where you are and what the Lord is doing in you. Lying on my back in the hospital I knew my life was in His hands and I was yielding again to His rest that leads us to an amazing display of His kingdom. Listen to Augustine describe this verse.
“What then follows? “Be still.” To what purpose? “And see that I am God”. That is, not you, but I am God. I created, I create anew; I formed, I form anew; I made, I make anew. If thou could not make yourself, how can you make yourself anew? This sees not the contentious tumult of man’s soul; to which contentious tumult is it said, “Be still.” That is, restrain your souls from contradiction. Do not argue, and, as it were, arm against God. Else yet live your arms, not yet burned up with fire. But if they are burned, “Be still;” because ye have not wherewith to fight. But if you be still in yourselves, and from Me seek all, who before presumed on yourselves, then shall you “see that I am God.” “I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Be still and know… Know what? Know that He is God. That is it. Nothing else even matters. He is God and He will be exalted. This is not about doing anything; rest and know. He is exalted in the earth.
Last night the glory of the Lord fell during worship at church. I was laying on the floor, stunned again by His magnificence. Some may not understand resting in the Spirit on the floor in corporate worship; I see it as exactly what this verse is saying. Be still – stop striving in yourself, know that He alone is God.