Day 30: Be Still

Today’s prayer is a simple one.

Lord, may the children in my life be still and know that You are God. Psalm 46:10 In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

As I recently dwelled on that verse, I realized  that this one verse embodies all three components of our life:  the physical, the mental, and the spiritual.

It is in the physical realm that we can BE STILL.  We can all agree that it is hard to BE STILL. I love my life! I would not choose to change a thing about it.  But I have to admit that it is hard for me to be still.  I mean, doesn’t another verse tell us to “run the race to win the prize”?  And yet, we have been created to Be Still.   We NEED to be still.  Our society has lost the understanding of the importance of just Being Still. Often, if we are still, we are scrolling on our phones, not truly resting or enjoying the world around us.

We must learn to BE STILL.  What does that look like, practically?  I really can’t say what that looks like for you.  Those are choices that you alone can make.  But I do believe that it boils down to this:  eliminate and concentrate.  Eliminate those things that are unnecessary in your life.  Concentrate on what matters–even if that means that you have to go against the crowd. Give yourself wider margins in life; don’t fill up every second of every day.  If you do, you will look back and realize that your days flew by in a blur and you will have missed it. And this can happen to our children, as well.

The verse says:  Be still and know that I am God


BE Still is in the physical realm.


AND KNOW is in the mental realm.  What do you know?  What is truth?  So many lies bombard us and our children all the time… “I am not good enough”  “I am not efficient enough”  “I am not gifted enough” What about this one?  “I have messed up too badly to be redeemed.”  God’s Word blows that lie out of the water, and shouts the truth that no one and no situation is unredeemable.  We need to take our thoughts captive, as 1 Corinthians says.  We need to examine our thought processes.  We need to quit believing lies about ourselves, and instead commit to only focusing on what is true, and good and right.  We need to know the truth and we need to live like we know the truth. And we need to pray this for our children as well.


What did the verse say?  It says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

BE STILL is in the physical realm.  AND KNOW is in the mental realm.


THAT I AM GOD.  That part is in the spiritual realm.  We need to know that there is a powerful one who is on our side.  God can bring the calm to our chaos.  God can right our wrongs.  God will never leave us nor forsake us. And so today, let’s pray all of these things for our children. Let’s pray that they will be still and know that He is God.

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