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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Know His Power

Worship Time this morning was especially moving. We were singing "Still" from Hillsong when God's power moved through the auditorium very sweetly. My attention was arrested by the second verse: "Find rest my soul in Christ alone; know His power in Quietness and Trust." I had one of those "Aha" moments.

My Christian upbringing emphasized His power. We celebrated -- enthusiastically, joyfully, watching God work in us and those around us. And I love to celebrate what God does and is doing in our lives. What we did not "get" as well, however, was the part about "knowing His power in quietness and trust."

It struck me again so forcefully that during these past two years of illness (first the liver donation, then the breast cancer) that God has been showing me His Power, in quietness and trust. Times of quietness are not as much fun as the joyous celebration of His Mighty Works, but those days, months, years are character forming. Those quiet days when all one can do is Trust, are times to get acquainted with God. Those times I was so ill I could only be quiet, only meditate. My body and mind could do no more. My body couldn't move, couldn't get busy. My mind couldn't think, couldn't go off on a tangent of it's own. Those days God ministered directly to my Soul. In quietness I learned to trust His power, trust His hand.

And today God, thank you for stopping me long enough to minister to me directly. Thank you for the reminder that it isn't ALL in the joyful moments, but also I can worship you in Quietness and Trust. Regardless.


Still
Words and Music by Reuben Morgan

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust
- Hillsong United




6 comments:

His Girl said...

what a peaceful post. so glad you've been holding on to the Prince of Peace... it shows, and serves as an example to the rest of us.

Linda said...

Thanks for this. I'm up in the middle of the night because I can't sleep due to anxiety. I've been lying in bed praying and praying. It's hard to be quiet and trust sometimes.

truth said...

I needed to hear this today. Thank-you for the wonderful admonition.

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

I've never heard that song before PJ. Thanks for sharing it with us. So thankful that you are well again, and thankful too for the work God did in you during that really hard time.

lovemyraysons said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I surely identified with this post of yours. Trust has been one of those "stretch marks" in my own life. I still struggle with it sometimes but know in my heart that God is ALWAYS faithful. Thank you for reminding me to rest and be quiet at times. I needed to hear that!

~Linda

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