Be still and K N O W that I am God. Ps. 46:10
This past week I read a story and I share it here with the hope that it will be an encouragement and blessing to you as well.
A young woman Karen (not her real name) was on a canoeing expedition riding the rapids in Canada when she fell overboard right as they reached the flat river area immediately near the weir.
She remembered as she plunged into the cold river’s depths the words of her instructor.
In the unlikely event that you fall into the river you must be absolutely still. The stiller you can be the more chance you have that the weir water will not suck you through.
Karen knew stark terror as the waters washed over her and she felt the powerful current surging to take her to certain death. How can I ever be still? Every instinct is to struggle to swim.
In her heart, spirit and mind the words of Psalm 46 resonated.
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
BE S T I L L
God’s Gift of Holy Peace absolutely washed over Karen and with a stillness that was supernatural she was drawn towards the weir.
Right at the gate the water tossed her back. Like a log, jettisoned, she was flung far from danger and a rescue boat was able to pick her up.
Karen later shared with everyone that this profound STILLNESS defied anything she had ever known in her life before.
May we all learn to have this Peace in our lives and circumstances. I think there was a book of Brother Lawrence written many, years ago, called.
PRACTISE THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
In 2019 where such noise pervades our senses, practice and KNOWING the Presence of God is more vital than ever before in ordinary daily living.
Blessing! Love! and Joy on the journey to you all!.
Faye, I love Brother Lawrence and have written about his book several times on my blog!! Yet another thing we have in common ~ will wonders never cease?!?!? Hugs to you for sharing such a wonderful witness of God’s might in our stillness.
Thank you for the reminder…. We really need to be still and appreciate silence…..that is when i feel the presence of God the most….