October 23, 2010

A Command, Not An Option


How often you easily panic? You are like those men on the boat with Him that stormy night.
You are not asked to be still, you are commanded to. It is hard, isn't it? So take this word again as a command from Him who calmed the sea with the same words, and you'll see that He is God who could do miracle by calming your heart.

I'm preaching to myself here.

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17 comments:

Lady Rose said...

Ruth,

This is an excellent truth but not always so easy to do. However, thanks for the reminder.

Blessings,

-Lady Rose

Photo Freak said...

beautiful picture and such a good verse

Katie said...

I love it!!! The verse is great by itself, but paired with that shot it has so much more depth! I think so many people rush through their day and if they actually did stop and listen for God, they'd find Him!

Liz said...

Love this post.It really is rewarding for us to be still and know HE is God in everything.

leavesnbloom said...

Lovely verse to go along with your scenic photo. We may not see it but God has everything under control but at times it is such a hard concept to accept especially when we come up against hurdles in our everyday lives. God Bless you sister :) Rosie

Karen said...

This verse is one of my favorite. I am learning at this season of my life, to still my self before HIM. Great illustration with the photo.

Kristen @ joyfullythriving.com said...

One of my favorite verses! Thank you for sharing!

Branch Of Wisdom said...

Love this shot with that verse! So fitting :)

Natalie said...

Probably one of my favorite verses! Your picture fits perfectly with it.

Katie said...

Ruth, I had to come back and tell you this - I left my earlier comment before going to church this morning, and once into the service a little, the choir sang just a few lines which were: "Be still and know that I am God" - and they have NEVER just sang a few lines before. So I thought "oh, that's funny timing!" Then a little later in the service they sang a different song about being still and listening for God. Then I started thinking "uhoh, I wasn't listening the first two times I heard this today!"

...thanks for getting the ball rolling for me to actually take the time to be still! :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The perfect match in message and photo. It is difficult to do but so true

katiejulius said...

Beautiful combination of image and verse. I love the placement of the verse, too.

MCH Boys Ranch, Inc. said...

Beautiful!! Love it!

Jenn said...

What an amazing picture you chose to go with this verse. I am quick to admit that sometimes I totally forget or purposely forget to be still and know God when trials come. It is great to know that no matter what HE still loves me and wants me to be close to Him.

Mom of M&Ms said...

This verse pops up right when I need it. YOur Photography is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

What a precious verse and gorgeous picture to go with it!

Katie said...

I love the placement of "I am God", gives it great focus on the important.

Great shot.