Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part 1 - He is Waiting.
Psa 46:10 (KJV) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be
exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every
other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the
silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us,
"Be still, and know that I am God."[2 PS. 46:10.] Here alone can
true rest be found. And this is the effectual preparation for all
labor for God. DA363
Nearly twenty years ago a friend gave me a book entitled True
Peace. It had an old medieval message and this one primary thought--that
God was waiting in the depths of my being to speak to me if I would
only be still enough to hear His voice.
I assumed this would not be a difficult thing to do, so I tried
to be still. No sooner had I begun to do so than complete
pandemonium seemed to break loose. Suddenly I heard a thousand voices and
sounds from without and within, until I could hear nothing except these
incredible noises. Some were my own words, my own questions, and even my
own prayers, while others were temptations of the Enemy, and the
voices of the world's turmoil.
In every direction I turned, I was pushed, pulled, and
confronted with indescribable unrest and overwhelming noises. I seemed
compelled to listen to some of them and to respond in some way. But God
said, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10).Then my mind was
filled with worries over my responsibilities and plans for tomorrow,
and God said again, "Be still."
As I listened and slowly learned to obey, I shut my ears to
every other sound. Soon I discovered that once the other voices
ceased, or once I ceased to hear them, "a gentle whisper" (1 Kings
19:12) began to speak in the depths of my being. And it spoke to me
with an inexpressible tenderness, power, and comfort.
This "gentle whisper" became for me the voice of prayer, wisdom,
and service. No longer did I need to work so hard to think, pray, or
trust, because the Holy Spirit's "gentle whisper" in my heart was God's
prayer in the secret places of my soul. It was His answer to all my
questions, and His life and strength for my soul and body. His voice became
the essence of all knowledge, prayer, and blessings, for it was the
living God Himself as my life and my all.
This is precisely how our spirit drinks in the life of our risen
Lord. And then we are enabled to face life's conflicts and
responsibilities, like a flower that has absorbed the cool and
refreshing drops of
dew through the darkness of the night. Yet just as dew never falls
on a stormy night, the dew of His grace never covers a restless
soul. A. B. Simpson [Streams in the Desert by Cowman]
"Do Not Quench the Spirit"; The voice of the Spirit of God is as
gentle as a summer breeze-so gentle that unless you are living in
complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it. [In His
Time; My Utmost For His Highest re 1Th.5:19]