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Be Still & KNOW

HELLO again!! Welcome back to "On the Heart of A Prairie Girl"! Today's blog is just a simple thought that I had while I was at work. I love how the Lord can use such simple and everyday little things to speak to our hearts. To teach us a lesson about Himself and who HE is. Try looking for Jesus in the ordinary moments of the day, I like to call this "Finding the J Factor"! Kind of sounds like an Algebra equation but OH, it is SO much more.

Be still and know that I AM GOD. What beautiful and reassuring words to hear the Lord speak. To know that you are secure in Christ. No ifs, ands, or's, or buts. Just like my mom would always say when we searching for an excuse to get out of something we were instructed to do. There is no way around the truth of this. You have nothing to fear when He is near. We know this is true, but do we take it to heart? Do we not trust in it confidently? We know that God cannot lie, so this has to be true, but do we rest in it fully? 

The yesterday at work I was trudging through a deep snow bank. I was searching to find a solid spot that I could just stand on for a minute without sinking through. It’s so much harder to wade through deep snow than it is to walk effortlessly on top; where it’s been crusted over from all the wind and cold temperature. It's solid, it’s firm and it’s a lot less work. Finding a clear path that was strong enough to hold me up was the difficult part though. I kept walking and turning and spinning, just trying to find somewhere I could rest for a minute. The more I stirred and struggled to regain my footing, the more I sunk and the harder it was to stay standing upright. After following along the edge of the bank (still sinking through every step of the way) finally I FOUND A SOLID SPOT!!! I stopped instantly and just stood there without moving, hoping it would be strong enough to keep me out of the knee-deep snow. AHHH, finally a place to rest! A place I could just stand and have a minute to catch my breath. (I know what you all are thinking, “What lengths will this girl go to too find a decent place to stand?” In my line of work, you would be surprised!). While I was standing there, enjoying my hard patch of snow, it got me thinking.... When I am standing still in Christ, it’s peaceful, it’s solid and secure. I can rest because I TRUST that God’s got me. Our lives as Christians are not promised to be more easy, but it will be more bearable because of the peace and strength that we find in Jesus Christ. Be still and know that I AM GOD. In the trials and the difficult times of life I often will pace around searching in my own strength to overcome this struggle, to beat this habit, to hide the shame of this mistake, to make ends meet. I am trying to find the way on my own, leading myself with my own fallible wisdom. It never gets me anywhere. Like the snow bank the more I stir the deeper I sink. The more I try and fail time and again the more discouraged I become. It's a vicious cycle that so many of us get stuck in. We want to be able to handle this on our own, we want to find the escape out of this maze we’ve managed to create. Let me break it to you gently. YOU CAN’T. It is impossible to find the strength that you need within yourself. I have tried and it does not work. We are weak, but I love how God through the hand of Paul declares in 2 Corinthians 12:9 "For MY strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." I think part of us want to prove that maybe we can handle this situation on our own, or maybe like me, you don’t trust that what God has planned is actually what’s best for you. You think you know you best. So therefore, you should get to choose how your life plays out. The more you search for answers, fulfillment and worth outside of God’s plan and purpose for your life the more unhappy you will become. Nothing can fulfill you the way that Christ can when you let Him be the change in you. I never really fully understood what “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD” actually meant. But I think yesterday I learnt it in a literal way. Just stop moving, stop worrying about things that won’t matter in a week, stop searching for all the answers to every problem you face outside of Him, stop looking for fulfillment without Jesus Christ at the center. I will tell you with 100% assurance that you will not find it. Be still in the fact that HE loves you, that HE created YOU, that HE will not leave YOU, be still in the fact that HE died for YOU, HE came to rescue YOU, HIS Grace is sufficient for YOU, HE is enough for YOU, HE cares about YOU! I could go on and on, try and search for some reasons as to why you can be still in the Lord.

Resting in Jesus is so much easier than struggling through it on your own. Why keep searching for a better answer when He is already knocking on the door of your heart? If you think you can make it on your own, imagine how much easier it would be resting in Jesus. He wants you today, He wants you right now! Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

John 14:18 says “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.


Sincerely, The Prairie Girl! 💕

I Hope you enjoyed the post!! Please email me with any comments or tips on my posts! I would appreciate your feedback SO much! Oh and let me know, "In what ways you can be still in the Lord?"


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