25 Feb KDW-The reward of being still
Kingdom Dynamics Weekly (KDW) February 25, 2019 By Tunde Olugboji Vol 19:07
Title: The reward of being still
Do you know that being still is significance spiritually? Ps 46:10-11 says: Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Joseph the husband of Mary was aware of the importance of being still. His reaction when he discovered that Mary was pregnant is a good illustration of the reward of being still. Mat 1:19-20: Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had pondered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to embrace Mary as your wife, for the One conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Joseph was understandably troubled, even livid, by Mary’s mysterious pregnancy He was upset about what was before him, he didn’t know at that point what the future held for them, and wasn’t completely certain how he should handle the situation. So, he thought the best course of action was to abandon her secretly, to walk away from her quietly. But for some reason, he was not comfortable with that decision. Joseph didn’t like what was going on with his wife, he thought another man was involved, but did you notice that he didn’t react in anger, he clearly didn’t take a hasty action, he didn’t take a quick decision, and he didn’t yell at her? He gave himself time to consider the situation, he pondered over it, took a moment to reflect. He was still.
Doing what 1st comes to your mind may not yield the best outcome. When faced with a challenging situation, an immediate reaction is not often the smartest thing to do. The idea is not that we should stop all activity and stand in one place. What the bible is saying about being still is for all argument and opposition to cease. Being still means surrendering to God’s supreme will, stopping all contention with him, and acknowledging that he is the one and only victorious God.
When you receive a disappointing email, immediately clicking the reply button may not be appropriate. Pause, like Joseph did, and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you.
If Joseph had done what 1st came to his mind, if he had reacted hastily, he would have missed an appointment with the angel and messed things up. 2 Chronicles 20:17 reminds us: You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you.
Can you say this prayer this week: My father in heaven, this week, help me realize the importance of pondering and reflecting over situations and circumstances. Help me to learn to be still, even when everything arounds me is telling me to be hasty, to acknowledge that you are the God who fights battles, the God who is always a winner, the God who has never lost a battle. Going forward, I will strive, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to be still, and witness your deliverance in my life.
Have a great week!