“Be still, and know that I am God; . . .” Psalm 46:10a (NIV)
“God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is.” Oswald Chambers
Just the facts.
That’s what I want.
For God to spell it out, step by step, where to go, what to do, with whom, the end result, and all the whys behind it tied neatly with a bow.
God, instead, puts relationship first. Since He knows us so well, the discovery becomes ours: who He is, who we are, and who we can be in Him. Scroll through the Old Testament and we find a lengthy list of names for God. Spend a few moments with each name, and we find a circumstance where a person looked for a to-do list, but came away with a new Who:
- Hagar, the willful servant who overstepped her boundaries, discovered the God Who Sees Me, in spite of her sin (Genesis 16:13).
- Moses, the runaway prince turned shepherd, found I Am Who I Am, his true God and King and regained his calling (Exodus 3:14).
- The once self-sufficient Abraham realized God was the LORD Who Provides (Genesis 22:13-14).
Did instructions follow? Often.
Yet before instruction, God gave revelation.
Because God’s not interested in employees. He wants sons and daughters willing to work alongside their Father.
Someone who’s willing to feed the Spirit’s flame rather than setting the thermostat on auto.
So, before you seek His will, sit at His feet. Know before you go.
Workout of the Week: Know Before You Go
Memory Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God; . . .” Psalm 46:10a
Meditation Passage: Psalm 46
Just Do It: Know before you go.