Friday, July 29, 2011

Five Minute Fridays: Still

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word. Just write, and don't worry about if it's just right or not.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Get a little crazy with encouragement in the comments of the five-minuter who linked up before you.

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

Today's prompt: "Still."


"Be still, and know that I am God." A very-often quoted verse from Psalms. It comes almost at the end of Psalm 46, in the midst of the author describing storms and earthquakes and turmoil.

"Be still" also appears in Exodus 14: "Moses answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.'” This is just before God parts the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk through on dry ground.

We often try to fight our own battles. We think we're strong enough. We think we know what to do. So we plow on, making more of a mess than we started with...

"God is our refuge and strength" begins Psalm 46. Are you facing a struggle or trial today? Are you pushing through life in your own power? Stop. Stand firm. Be still. The Lord will fight for you.


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