Instead of talking, I’ve been….

April 21, 2011 — 3 Comments


Yes, instead of talking I’ve been meditating on scripture… and meeting…..God!

A recent idea from the book, Made to Crave, by Lysa TerKeurst, simply challenged me to sit quietly during my prayer time and let God show up. I did…..and He did! It was an astounding experience!

For several days prior, Psalm 46:10 frequently popped into my mind. I considered this to be definite direction by the Holy Spirit. With that in mind, I set aside time to wait quietly before God while focusing my heart on Psalm 46:10 which says,  “Be still and know that I am God.”

I began by thinking and considering the first word in the scripture. After meditating on it for a time, I moved on to the next word and continued until the verse was completed and the truth of it had been embedded in my heart! Actually, what happened was…… He invaded my heart!

It went like this:

Be – Just be. Don’t perform for God. Don’t try to be something or someone I’m not. Don’t pretend. Just Be! He likes me just the way I am.

Be stillJust be. Be Quiet. Quit trying so hard. Quit straining. Just hush. Be. Be quiet in His Presence. Listen…. He’s here!

Be still and – Stay right here … in His Presence. Wait. He’ll show me the “and”. He’ll show me what comes next!

Be still and know – Know He’s right here with me. It’s so peaceful to be known by Him. To know His love. To knowYou! To be held!

Be still and know that – That there’s more. That right now and forever I will be discovering more of You! And loving You more! I’m experiencing more right now!

Be still and know that I – That I matter to You. That You matter to me! That You matter more than I can tell You, Lord! You are here….. here in the stillness!

Be still and know that I am – Here in Your presence is the fullness of I Am. You are  everything Lord! I need nothing, because You are absolutely everything!

(Then…. I heard my name)

“Cheri…. I Am the One who rescued you. I Am the One who walks each step of everyday with you. I Am the One who provides strength for you each day. I Am the One who calms your fears. I Am the One who made you just as you are and loves you just as you are. I Am the One who listens to your heart….and understands you! I Am Love! And my love for you is …….endless!

Be still and know that I am GOD!

God above all gods! Lord above all lords! There’s No One like You! Worthy! You are Worthy! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ IS  Lord!

In this moment, I bow my heart before YOU, my Lord!

Here in the stillness….. I know….. YOU!

3 responses to Instead of talking, I’ve been….

  1. Thanks needed that reminder!!!

  2. This post makes me want to meditate on His Word day and night! Your example makes me hungry for more of Him! Thanks for the way you live your life!

  3. I have to agree with Don. What a great encouragement this post is for me! YOU are a blessing to me always! Thank you for the way you love the LORD.

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