Thinking with God

Stand in Awe

Job 37:14

Years ago in Maine, we had just built a new church for our assembly of one thousand people. Several of us had gone to the TV station for a live broadcast, and then we got word that the church had been set on fire. We gathered there and wept together.

Many stayed until three o´clock in the morning. I stayed up that night and just went walking. I saw that the stars were so beautiful, and then I watched the sun come up. At that moment, I sensed God saying to me, "Stand still, and see My wondrous works. Be still, and know that I am God." "Stand in awe and sin not, commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still" (Psalm 4:4).

I remember the many nights of praying for my first wife as she lay dying from cancer. I would ask, "Why, God? Please work." He would answer me, "Stand in awe. Don´t sin in your soul. Commune in your own heart with Me and stand still. Everything will be all right. Be still. Be still, and know that I am God."

God has a beautiful way of teaching us how to be still and how to be quiet.

May 24, 2019

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