“Be Still, and Know that I am God”

“Be Still, and Know that I am God
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

We must prepare ourselves to receive the Word.  To get to know God we have to slow down.

Psalms 46:10 (NIV)
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

There are lots of things you may miss from a sermon because of the predicament of your heart. Are there so many things going on in your life that you can’t focus?  Do you come to church angry? If so, it’s hard to receive the full message from your Pastor.  It’s like trying to sow a seed into hard ground.

Matthew 13:18-22 (NIV) “Parable of the Sower”
Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:  When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.  This is the seed sown along the path.  The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time.  When trouble or persecution comes because of the Word, he quickly falls away.

Ask yourself: What am I really after?
Man looks at the outwardly appearance, but God looks at the heart.  In each thing you do, are you looking for fame or are you trying to advance God’s Kingdom?  Our ambitions should not override God’s purpose in our lives.  If you’re not careful, you’ll get to a point where you have too many distractions (boy oh boy – that’s me…)

Something to think about: Jot down a list of how you spend your time. How much time do you spend at work? How much time do you spend on Facebook or Twitter?  How much time do you spend watching TV?  How much time to you spend your sweetie? How much time do you spend with God?  Make sure you’re giving the most time and attention to the highest priorities in your life.

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