Friday, June 12, 2009

Intimacy with God

From Charles Swindoll's, Intimacy with the Almighty...

"I am more convinced than ever that there is no way you and I can move toward a deeper, intimate relationship with our God without protracted times of stillness, which includes one of the rarest of all experiences: Absolute Silence."

Psalm 46:10 --

NIV -- "Be still and know that I am God"

NAS -- "Cease striving and know that I am God"

TLB -- "Stand silent! Know that I am God!"

AMP -- "Let be and be still, and know -- recognize and understand -- that I am God"

Moffat -- "Give in," he cries, "admit that I am God"

TEV -- "Stop fighting," he says, "and know that I am God"

The Message -- "Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything."

"We are commanded to stop (literally)... rest, relax, let go, and make time for Him. The scene is one of stillness and quietness, listening and waiting before Him. Such foreign experiences in these busy times! Nevertheless, knowing God deeply and intimately requires such discipline."

1 comment:

  1. Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth! (NKJV)