Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (7 JUL)

The Pastor's Summary of Psalm 46:10

"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth." Above the door to the Meditation Chapel in the old World War II Military Medical Center known as Fitzsimons Army Medical Centerin Denver, Colorado, this inscription was placed, "Be still and know that I am God."As with Elijah, running for his life away from Jezebul after the defeat of the prophets of Baal, he was empty inside and desired to die. Do you ever find yourself in a place of nothingness?  There is a time and place in our walk with God  in which He sets us in a place  of isolation and waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we do not understand that He is the one who has brought us to this place for only a season. It is as if God has placed a wall around us. No new opportunities simply inactivity.

During these times, God is calling us aside to fashion something new in us.  It is a place of nothingness designed to call us to deeper roots of prayer and faith.  It is not a comfortable place, especially for a task driven believer. Our nature cries out, "You must do something" while God is saying, "Be still and know that I am God."