Be still and know that I am God.
What does this verse mean? It’s a little more than “Stop and smell the roses” right? Still means stop and know means beyond a shadow of doubt. But how can we really know who God is if our life is so fast paced that we feel like we don’t have time for Him? The world and especially our society teaches that you must constantly be moving – moving at the speed of life. Moving is progress. Stopping is death. If you stop, life passes you by. So, to keep up with the speed of life, it is hard to juggle everything that demands our time, so something has to suffer. Moving so fast and not stopping does have its consequences. You tend to make decisions without thinking and say things without thinking. Not once does it ever occur to you that there may be repercussions to your actions or words. We move so fast that we do not always have time to check all the facts before we make a decision and that could be dangerous. If you do not check the facts you are in danger of making decisions based on assumptions or emotions and we all know what kind of trouble something stupid like that can bring.