Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part four - Pause for Power.

Psalm 46:10 - Communion with God - part four - Pause for Power.

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 

Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the 
grand pause? Is there any word in the Psalms more eloquent than the 
word "Selah," meaning pause? Is there anything more thrilling and 
awe-inspiring than the calm before the crashing of the storm, or the strange 
quiet that seems to fall upon nature before some supernatural 
phenomenon or disastrous upheaval? And is there anything that can touch our 
hearts like the power of stillness? 
For the hearts that will cease focusing on themselves, there is 
"the peace of God, which transcends all understanding" (Phil. 
4:7);"quietness and trust" (Isa. 30:15), which is the source of all strength; a 
"great peace" that will never "make them stumble" (Ps. 119:165); and a 
deep rest, which the world can never give nor take away. Deep within 
the center of the soul is a chamber of peace where God lives and 
where, if we will enter it and quiet all the other sounds, we can hear 
His "gentle whisper" (1 Kings 19:12). 
Even in the fastest wheel that is turning, if you look at the 
center, where the axle is found, there is no movement at all. And even 
in the busiest life, there is a place where we may dwell alone with 
God in eternal stillness. [Streams in the Desert by Cowman] 

What is the significance of these words: "They stood with 
lowered wings"? People often ask, "How can I hear the voice of the Lord? 
"This is the secret: these "living creatures" (v. 5) heard the voice 
when "they stood with lowered wings." 
We have all seen a bird flutter its wings while standing in 
place. But in this verse, we are told that "there came a voice . . . as 
they stood with lowered wings." 
Do you ever sit, or even kneel, before the Lord and yet are 
conscious of a fluttering in your spirit? If so, you are not exhibiting a 
sense of genuine stillness while in His presence. 
A dear person told me of this very thing a few days ago. "I 
prayed about a certain thing," she said, "but I did not wait for the 
answer to come." She did not get still enough to hear God speak but 
instead went away and followed her own thinking in the matter. The 
result proved disastrous, and she was forced to retrace her steps. 
Oh, how much energy we waste! How much time we lose by refusing 
to lower the wings of our spirit and become totally quiet before 
Him! Imagine the calm, the rest, and the peace that will come as we 
wait in His presence until we hear from Him! 
Then, and only then, we too may speed "back and forth like 
flashes of lightning" (v.14), going directly to "wherever the spirit 
would go" (v. 20).  [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]