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Christ Apostolic Church Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
Thursday, 7th December, 2017 BE STILL
READ PSALMS 46:1-11
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
If you have ever taken care of a pre-school child, you should know how difficult it is for them to stay still. There is always something new to explore, and their attention span is so short that nothing seems to occupy them for any length of time. Many believers ate like the pre-school children when it comes to staying quite before God. There is always something that needs their attention. They cannot leave anyone else in charge and just stay before God. They just have to be in control.
In Isaiah 30:15c, we are told, in questions and confidence shall be your strength. Those who swim will tell you that in order to remain afloat in the water, you need to let yourself go and allow the water to bear your weight. Anyone who cannot let go, will struggle against the water and be unable to swim. The believer has to let go and allow God to bear his weight, in order to remain afloat in the tides of life.
When you attempt to take control of your own life, you will continually have struggles. When you leave everything in the Lord's hands, He will guide you through the storms, and bring you safely to the shore. The Lord is saying to you today, "Hand off! Let me deal with those issues you are facing, and be assured that the outcome is in my hands." Take your hands off, even though it makes you feel vulnerable. Let the Lord have His way (Psa. 37:5).
1. Help me, Lord, to ignore every distraction to keeping still in Your presence.
2. Help me, Lord, to know and rely on Your strength to scale through the ocean of life, and arrive safely at the shore.
3. I confess: You alone are able, Lord; have Your way in all of my life.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: JEREMIAH 45-49