Be Still and Know God
By David Bezant
We live in an age where everything around us seems to be constantly changing, and technology plays a large part in that. With just a simple click of a button, I could be talking to someone from the other side of the world and I can have a thriving network of ‘friends’ without leaving the comfort of my bed. We are starting to become a people where the word ‘rest’ is almost old-fashioned and obsolete in our lives.
As I think about how technology is increasing our pace of life, that well-known verse from Psalm 46 comes to mind, “Be still, and know that I am God”. Immediately this forces me to consider a hard challenge. How are we supposed to ‘be still and know God’, in a world where technology is encouraging us to do the opposite? This challenge is something I think we should all take to heart.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
The Bible is full of occasions where people spent time alone with just God, and there are numerous verses that speak of the importance of resting, refreshing and renewing our bodies. These verses I believe are even more important today. The question then, is what can we do to find rest, to be still and know God?
I have to be honest and admit this is something which I am still battling with, but I believe it is a worthy challenge for us all to tackle. I am not saying that you need to abandon everything you have, go up a mountain and live in a small hut, what I am saying is that we all need to sometimes ‘disconnect’ with the world and find the abundant peace God often provides in that still, quiet place of intimacy. Where it is just you and God.
God is always there ready to speak and let His presence be known to us, so I encourage you to make an active decision and make space this week to have some good old-fashioned time with God. You won’t regret it!