Ashley’s Devotional – Be Still and Know

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AshleyI want you to take a moment and truly think about God. Think about everything he made, all he has done. Can we really even dare to think of ourselves as anything but minuscule? In the book “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan and in the first few chapters he opens our eyes to that exact thought. After reading it, all I could do is thank God for every single little thing that he has done.

Hebrews 1:10

“And. You Lord, laid the foundation of the Earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands”

Genesis 1:1

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.”

Isaiah 45:18

“For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God), who formed the earth and made It (he established it, he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited) “I am the Lord and there is no other”

Revelations 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

We are talking about the Creator of the entire universe. Yet, he made us and loves each and every one of us.

Many verses in the Bible talk about God’s love:

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 147:3

“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 103:8

“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

1 John 4:19

“We love because he first loved us.”

When I think about this, I am truly amazed that God loves me. I have fallen on my face so many times, but he still picks me up and he has a plan for me. I will be used to gain other for the kingdom of Heaven (I hope and pray) The fact that God, the creator of the stars and the rivers and oceans, the endless galaxy loves ME! That is too good to be true.

And here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you’re my God,
You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me.

-Here I am to worship-

I hope you will take a moment to consider exactly who God is today. Really stop and think…

Stop and think about what all God has done and what he will do… I choose to praise God in the moment, even when I am waiting for an answer. I will praise him in the hallway, until he opens the right door for me.

but always worship the Lord.

be still and know

Author: Rick Blakeney