By Jeremiah Model
Being still is where we meet G-d. The psalmist said in Psalm 23 verses 1 through 3. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Many times in King David’s life we see a man who was in serious danger for his life. One such scene was the epic story of when David went head to head with the giant Goliath. From the human perspective or worldly perspective, small David at the time was suppose to be defeated and slain.
But in young David’s heart he knew that the Lord had prepared him for that battle. He was in the secret place. The confidence was so strong and stirred up in him that no matter how big Goliath was or what reputation Goliath had, David knew that Goliath was going down.
Being in the stillness of G-d, it is necessary for us as believers to know the true peace of G-d that passes all understanding, and his nature. One might be asking how do you enter the stillness of G-d, that takes time and practice. The key is thanksgiving in worship. The psalmist illustrates this clearly in Psalm 100 verse 4 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
The focus is on worship that taps into the 3rd Heaven, similar to Jacobs vision of the ladder connecting earth to Heaven, we have access to this dimension of G-d’s throne room, many of us equate worship with music, clapping and singing and verbalizing songs, although these could be elements of worship, partaking of worship that taps into G-d’s heart, is meditative worship only found in the stillness of the mind, and in the secret place of the most high.
Stillness requires a practice of quieting the conscious streamed voice that continues to play in your head day in and out. You may need to find a place that you can easily tap in to G-d’s presence, for me this would be a walk on the beach, in nature like a park with green scenery, or painting, for others it may be in the restroom taking a shower, where ever you tap into G-d’s presence easily is where you need to begin on the journey to stillness.
Stillness is one of the most powerful weapons that we have in our arsenal, if G-d is with us who can be against us. Learn to live in his presence, to see his face similar to Moses’ experience. If possible say this prayer with me and then sit for a period of five to ten minutes undistracted.
Father show me your face, show me what you are up to at this moment, show me what it is that you are seeing, let me see with your eyes, what conversations are going on in Heaven about me. If possible grab a pen and paper, and jot down what he says. Please let me know what he tells you, SHALOM TO ALL