Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

That is what God is whispering in our ears. Our lives can be so full of turmoil, distress, and uncertainty that we are at our wits end. We need to just get alone, get quiet, and know that He is God. He is not shaken by circumstances. He is not alarmed. We need to still our hearts in His presence and let His peace become our peace.

Live Differently

Some of you say, “We can do whatever we want to!” But I tell you that not everything may be good or helpful. We should think about others and not about ourselves. I Cor. 10:23-24

So many of us think about our rights and what we want to do. We tend to concentrate on our needs and desires. The Bible gives us another path. Followers of Jesus are to live differently. They are to put others and their needs first. Just because we can, does not mean that we should. Just because I have a right to, does not mean it’s the right thing to do. The question is not do I have a right to, but is it going to help others?

Our Bodies

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. Cor. 6:19-20

Great question.  Did you know that?  People sometimes say, “It’s my body, I can do what I want.”  If you’re a Christian, that is not true.  You belong to Him.  Jesus died, not to make you a winner, but to make you His.  His death purchased or redeemed you for God.  Therefore it just makes sense that we should live our lives for Him rather than for us.

God is in Control!

“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” Rev. 19:6

This is said during the darkest time in human history, the great tribulation of the end times.  Even then, the angels in heaven proclaim that God is almighty and that He is still on the throne.  If that is true then, how much more today.  Regardless of what we see going on around us, God is still on the throne.  God does not cause everything that happens on earth, but He is still the all-powerful God that we can call on to help us.