2019 will be a year of opening myself to God. It is a spiritual discipline. And I will share with you throughout this year, ways that you can learn discipline in this area.
My word for 2019 is “To Know.”
My scripture for the year is Psalm 46:10.
Surrender your anxiety. Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. (TPT)
I love the Passion Translation of the Bible. And this verse speaks loudly to my heart the Words “To Know.”
Over the years, I have been content with the words, “Be still, and I know that I am God.”
I have always wondered what it meant to be still. It definitely means to not move – be still – think on this. But when I read it from the Passion Translation this morning, it opened up a whole new stream for me in the turbulent waters that surround me:
- Surrender my anxiety
- Be silent
- Stop striving
Then what happens?
I will see that He is God.
Plain and simple truths.
It goes so well with two of my favorite words of mentoring and counseling (my sense of humor shines bright): STOP IT! JUST STOP IT!
Three thoughts to ponder today.
My Song: Be Still. And Trust. Get to know your God this year. Put aside all other streams of “dissing” and get alone with him. Even though there are turbulent waters that may surround you. Get in that pocket of stillness and let him soothe your soul. Surrender your anxiety. Be silent. And stop striving.
I have also started a new blog for 2019. It is out of obedience to my Heavenly Father. Stop by and check it out throughout the year. The goal is to reach out to the world as a Grandma and encourage others who may not know Jesus as their Savior: