For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm. Psalm 33:9
God spoke and it came to be – tangible. reliable. unshakeable
God still speaks
and his word still creates
and his word still brings firm ground for my wobbly knees.
There is nothing wish-washy in what God speaks.
Yet if I’m the only one doing the talking – filling up the quiet with my own running-at-the-mouth words…
then I am missing out on God’s most creative power: His living word to me.
Be still and listen
“If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways” Psalm 81:13
whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33
Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. Proverbs 5:7
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Proverbs 7:24
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. Proverbs 8:34
Be still and know
Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.” Zechariah 2:13
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; Psalm 37:7
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
In turning and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and confidence is your strength.
Today Jesus, I will be still and I will listen. Lord, let your word bring life to these dry bones, form to this lump of clay, beauty to these ashes.
Watering Today Prov 16; Psalm 33; Deuteronomy 30-31; 1 Corinthians 1