So I've often wondered if we're to read this differently: Who am I? I am who I am, and never you mind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Names of God. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Namespaces Article Talk. They looked for Jesus to help them and found him fast asleep from exhaustion. They were terrified because of the storm and woke Jesus up. The literal translation of, Be Still, taken from the Greek, is — Hush!
And in modern terms: Shut Up!
Another pastor I met told me about that translation and used the analogy of the proverbial, family road trip. Are we there yet? The act of being still and getting quiet becomes more of a challenge in our hectic world. The world asks us to be busy. God asks us to be still so that we can receive love, peace and guidance.
Along with busyness comes the fearful and anxious thoughts we hold onto. We must learn to tell our fearful and anxious thoughts to shut up, just as Jesus calmed the sea. Have you so little faith? Quieting the mind, shutting up the mind requires practice.
For whatever reason, meditation has not been a mainstay of traditional Christian, religious organizations. Prayer and Bible reading are encouraged as well as the occasional mention of contemplative prayer , but not so much meditation.
Jesus, John the Baptist and others went off to meditate and to take themselves away from the hectic world. Many people are intimidated by silence. Silence can cause you to address issues that you might be running from.
None of these activities are bad. However, if they are used to fill a void that is not being filled, over time, the toll will manifest itself in the form of lost relationships, lost opportunities and lost dreams never being fulfilled. The next time you have fearful and anxious thoughts that are raging within you like a violent storm, do as Jesus did.
The Be Still meditation will help. Click here or on the picture above to learn more and purchase. Hi Judith, Thank you for sharing. Yes, we all want certainty and to know what is coming. Prayers for peace and guidance.
God's love is unconditional, and it's not based on feelings or emotions. Continued peace and blessings, Jackie. Buy now on Amazon. Jesus wants, more than anything, to show you how to live with Him in Heaven for eternity. Grant u all your heart desires. The Presence of God in Your Dog.
Blessings, Jackie. Never been in ministry this is the first call This was soooo scary!! Lately , I have been overwhelmed and several times have been asking sooo many questions concerning our move to Father. Thank the Father for this article and I bless his name for sharing what he is telling me. Oftentimes we want to know all the plans but this will help me to wait on his word and timing. Much love and blessings. Hi Juanita, Thank you for sharing. How exciting to start new work in Germany!
I am extremely OCD when I travel, especially abroad just because I want to make sure I have everything I need, even after making a list and checking it twice more like 5 times ;. But you have to still the loud voices of fear that can overwhelm you. God offers us this freedom from worry and anxiety if we only accept this gift and allow it to flow into our lives. So simple. Not easy, I know.
Sending prayers for peace. Take each moment at a time in this new venture. Best wishes and blessings!!! What a timely blessing this article was for me. This morning while i layed still, I heard in my mind the scripture: Be still and know that I am God. I needed to read and embrace the directive to Stop Striving! Because of my controlling, overachieving OCD traits and personality, I need to hear hush, shut up and be still often. I imagined that I need to recognize where God begins and I end. Reality is, He is! In fact striving to make sure everything is in place. Please pray that I will allow Peace to be still in my life.
Thank you Jackie. Hi Francisca, Thank you for sharing. May you continue to listen. Hi Robert!
Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comment. Blessings on the work you are doing.
"I Am God and so Are You-Discovering the Power of Your True Self" is a story about looking for something. It is about a search powered by the certainty that. In almost all religions there is a notion of 'God' as the creator of this world. The word 'God' is also one of the most misused and misunderstood.
Continued peace and blessings, Jackie. Excellent article Jackie!
My wife Sheri and I are Christian mental health and substance abuse therapists and we teach meditation to our clients. God bless you! We all are an aspect of God. Hi Nkechi, Thank you for the kind words. God knows what we truly need per time and he knows who to bring them our way. I am glad I find the answers to many questions via your journal. Especially on how to Be still inward. God bless and preserve you Jackie. Grant u all your heart desires. Hi Dawn, Thank you for the kind words and blessing.
I pray that I can do that too.
Thank you Jackie for the inspiring words from the Bible. I pray that I will be able to let go of all the anxieties and fears and be with God.
To trust him always. May God bless you. Hi Maria, Thanks for sharing your dream. What a blessing to see your son. Perhaps it was just that, or perhaps God will reveal something as time goes on. Just be attentive. Peace to you, Jackie. As I was reading all of the comments, my mind was racing all day fearing the storm that was headed my direction, n also my heart was extra heavy w grief as I had a dream of my beloved son who pass away 1 yr n 3 months ago.
We will receive the divine glory of the Father and Christ Romans Romans By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. As coinheritors with Christ, we will receive dominion over all things, including the entire vast universe—dominion just as Christ has Romans Romans And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him.
But now we see not yet all things put under him. What about our minds? But God, in a passing remark, says He knows all the stars by name Psalms Psalms He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names. How can someone be filled with all the fullness of God and be anything less than God?
This wonderful truth will surely come as quite a shock to those who have heard only the traditional view of mainstream Christianity regarding the ultimate reward of the righteous. Irenaeus, Adv. Athanasius, De inc. Thomas Aquinas, Opusc. Notice the remarkable explanation of the early Catholic theologian Tertullian, writing around A. Well, then, you say, at that rate we ourselves possess nothing of God. But indeed we do, and will continue to do so.
Only it is from Him that we receive it, and not from ourselves. Of course, Christianity is not a polytheistic religion. There is but one God. The term gods is really meant to distinguish multiple God Beings constituting the one God—the one God meaning the one God family.
As mentioned before, there are at present two fully divine members of that family—two distinct Beings—God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ.