Being Still

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still”
(Exodus 14:14, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When was the last time you can remember being still? And I don’t mean sitting in traffic or standing in line at the store. In today’s fast-paced culture, people are constantly multitasking, trying to do more in less time, constantly on the go, constantly seeking information, constantly checking off to-do lists. And there is nothing wrong with any of these things. But if we are going to see the Lord fight our battles, if we are going to embrace the victory He has for us, we have to make it a priority to be still before Him.

Being still means taking time alone in the presence of Almighty God. Being still means being quiet before Him, listening to His voice and meditating on His Word. But, we need to also keep our hearts and minds still no matter what else we are doing. Being still means silencing the negative voices in our minds. It means choosing right thoughts and putting our trust in Him. That’s why it’s so important to keep His Word first place in your life because when you know His Word, you know Him. When you know Him, you trust Him. When you trust Him, your heart and mind will be still before Him, and He will lead you into victory all the days of your life!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, I come to You in the precious name of Your Son, Jesus. I choose to be still in You. I choose to cast my cares on You. Fill me with Your peace today, fill me with Your hope as I keep my heart and mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

15 COMMENTS

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    We thank God in the the name of our Lord Jesus as we stay still and cast our burden for he cares for them. We are a Victor

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    Lord Jesus,
    I pray that you will reuite me with my girl friend. I pray that you will reallign her to your will. I believe in your mighty power Lord, to make the impossible possible. Because you are Lord Master.

    Lord, I pray that you will strengthen both of us to reject the evil in our lives. through your son Jesus, i pray amen.

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    We thank you Lord for this beautiful Sunday. Bless us Lord as we still ourselves to hear your silent voice. Have mercy on the whole world!

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    You are the great ‘I AM’! The maker, the finisher. I am still in your presence. Lord Jesus! Take charge… The battle is yours, not mine. AMEN!

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    There is nothing like the peace of God. Paul says it surpasses all understanding and keeps our hearts and minds at ease. (Phillipians 4,7). We give thanks for it.

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    #4 Its painful when someone you love leaves you but have room in your heart to believe that maybe God has someone better for you out there.

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    Thank you heavenly father for love and care. I shall always be still in your presence for you are always in control. Thank you for my prayers answered. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ my saviour. Amen

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    Amen, He is a awesome God, great is His faithfulness to all generations, His favor is for a lifetime. I love you God!

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    LT, this is great article.
    I thank God for it and I commend you for bringing this useful message.
    There is time for everything, but in everything let us remember our God.
    And to remember God is to be close to him through seeking him in his word and prayer.
    In both cases when done in truth, whether in study of his word or in prayer will need be still as he will speak to us.

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