and Know that I am God
By Paula Marolewski
Be – Come with who you are, as you are. Come knowing that
your personality and individuality are safe. Don’t try to
empty yourself of your selfhood: rather, acknowledge that selfhood
and understand that it is treasured in heaven’s eyes.
Still – Having come as yourself, quiet yourself. Not emptiness,
but quietness. You spend your days being noisy and hearing noise,
and you come with much-needed petitions. But now, come quietly.
For the other end of the dialogue.
and – and while you are still . . .
Know – Know. Not “feel,” but know. Knowing goes
beyond mental apprehension, strikes deeper than emotional rest.
Knowing is another look at the foundation of your heart, a reminder
of eternal truths that get lost in temporal chaos. Knowing is trusting
the utter safeness of God.
that – know this one thing . . .
I – Being still is turning your focus to me, away from yourself.
It is understanding, in sober judgment, your own place at the foot
of the throne—and beholding not your unworthiness, but the
glory, the presence, the love of the Most High. Worries and cares
can be put away for a while in the light of the eternal. I am real,
and personal. I am not an abstract thought. I am with you.
Am – I am. I have touched you in the past and have ordained
hope for your future, but it is now that I speak with you, meet
with you, comfort you. Your worries and cares and joys are in the
present, and so am I. Because I am, my presence will always be
with you; and here, in your stillness, is where I remind you of
that in a special way.
God – For all your needs, I will give grace. To your eternal
hopes, I will give reality. In every question, I am your wisdom.
For each sin, I grant forgiveness. I am the Alpha and Omega: mystery,
light, savior, and life. I love you.
© 1996 Paula Marolewski
Article Source: http://www.sinkyourroots.com
About the Author:
Paula J. Marolewski provides challenging and interactive adult Bible
studies for individuals, Bible studies, small groups, and adult Sunday School
classes at Sink Your Roots. Studies
include such topics as Debunking
the Myths about Knowing God's Will. The site also offers free weekly Seedlings - “Little
thoughts that grow big results.”