Quotes and highlights from Chapel, August 21, 2017.
One of the last times I think I was really still was at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. Crazy to think anyone could be still at Disney. My family and I were on the “Wheel of Fun”, but this was no ordinary Ferris Wheel… this was the scariest Ferris Wheel I have ever been on! I’m confused at why it is at Disney, home of cute and fluffy. It looks cute and fun, but it’s not. It even has Mickey on the ride… I hate Mickey! We didn’t just go around in a big circle in a bucket, it had tracks for each bucket. So, when we got to the right angle, we would slide down that track. That took us by surprise the first time it happened. I tried to play it off like it was no big deal, but I sat there extremely still.
Psalm 46:10 NLT
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
If we could have only one question ever answered for us I think this is the question most people would want to know for sure. Is God real? Does God exist? This is a question that we wrestle with, because God, in his wisdom, generally does not reveal himself today in some dramatic way, at least not like he did with Moses… a burning bush, pillars of fire and smoke, parting the Red Sea.
I think this verse becomes important for us as we try to know God because Psalm 46:10 gives us a clue how to connect with God… by being still. Being still is not just about being quiet, it’s more about disconnecting from distractions and getting focused on the eternal (the stuff of God). It’s about ceasing the frantic activity that seems to fill our world.
God is! And he wants you to know that. If you are searching for God and wanting to connect to him, more often than not that connection will be in those quiet, still, calm moments of your life and not in the loud boisterous frantic moments.
If you are wanting to know God than be still, settle down, be at peace, and listen closely… he will speak.