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SHE moves still


Rub your tummy and tap the top of your head.

*Rubs tummy, rubs head* Nope. *Taps head, taps tummy* Nope.

After a lot of concentration, I finally mastered this circus act.

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

-Exodus 14:14

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also"

-James 2:26

Be still. Do works.

Do nothing? Act?

Which one is it Lord?

This is a nicer version of the conversation I've had with God when I'm trying to discern what I'm supposed to do.

From big moves to relationships, I never want to be outside the will of God. However, my strong desire to stay within it can have me second guessing each step and sometimes so scared that I don't even move at all.

STILL

1. adjective; not moving or making a sound.

2. noun; deep silence and calm

For a long time, I've battled with the semantics of this word. I know the Word doesn't contradict itsself. But when am I supposed to stay still and not move and when am I supposed to move in faith?

"Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on."

-Exodus 14:15

When God commanded Moses to be still, He clearly wasn't encouraging him to not move. He was calling him to be calm and to have peace as he moved out in faith. He didn't need Moses to start freaking out because the environment around him was less than ideal...and by less than ideal, there was literally an army of angry slave masters charging toward them.

This can be so freeing as we go through life. God wants us to dream big dreams so we can see Him work them into reality according to His will. However, we have to move to receive it! So as I go after God's promises, I go with peace not shaken by my surrounding circumstances, knowing that He's already won the battle.


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