Just Stand Still

by Tereciah on August 1, 2013

standing still


Just Stand Still

by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

“Okay, but how long God?” that’s the question I had the audacity to ask God when I heard in my spirit “Stand Still.”  Then, just to make sure it was Him and not me saying that to myself, I asked Him to confirm it. He did, through pages and pages and pages of journal entries I happened to pick up and read.  Entries I had written back in 2006.  Wait.  Be Still.  Be Patient.  Those were the words I kept seeing over and over in my writing.

Psalm 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God…”  In Exodus 14:13 Moses told the Israelites not to fear, that they should “stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord…”

When you think of the phrase ‘be still’ you think of no movement.  Being motionless, to remain in place or be at rest.  In the Hebrew language, ‘be still’ is derived from the word rapha which when translated means “let yourselves be weak, to let go, to release.”

If God is telling you to “Be Still” and trust Him?  If so, just know that it is or a reason.

Being still doesn’t mean sitting back and not doing anything.  Not working your business, ministry or your family life.  It means, you continue to work but you keep your spirit man tuned, always, to God the Father.  It means that you work not in your power, but His.  Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in what you should be doing.  Ask and get instructions from God before stepping out and doing it.  It may be you already know what you should be doing, but ask Him any way.

When the Israelites would go out to battle, the Ark of the Lord always went before them, not behind.  It showed that He was their banner and they were depending on Him to help them win the war, no matter how many foot soldiers they may have had.  And that’s how God should be in our lives, before and not behind.

As the Lord told Zechariah in chapter 4:6, it’s “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” so, He’s telling us.  Just “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”

Be Blessed!

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