Hey today is Friday (like 10 more minutes to midnight ^_^)… and it’s time for 5 Minutes Friday. Today is at the (In)Courage website.
It’s been a while for me. The 5 Minutes Friday is about we write in 5 minutes, no more no less, play the words on the prompt, this week is “Still.”
Okay… here we go…
Still. The very first thing come up in my mind when I read the prompt word for today is “Be still and know that I am God.” This verse is an answer and confirmation for me, the reply from God for what I’ve been praying in this week.
We have postponed the plan to go to Chicago for a conference because we didn’t have enough money for it. Then earlier this week we got an e-mail from a missionary and he asked us to go with him to the conference and help him to share the needs and ministry in Indonesia. We don’t know what to say because we know we cannot go or even register for financial wise. But we kept on praying until 2 days ago I got an e-mail a friend who has been praying with me for something that my husband and I hope to see how God leads us to go and to do his will. That’s the first confirmation for us that God wants us to go.
I asked God for one more confirmation from the Word of God. And today I got this verse clearly I heard inside my heart and head saying that we need to be still and know that he is God, the God who is calling us and will equip and provide whatever we need to accomplish his calling and plan. It’s not about us. It’s about God. If we can go, it’s not because we have money or we can, but it’s all because of God and his will be done.
Being still is not easy for me and my husband. Our mind cannot stop thinking about how we could get the money, or what we should do to get more money, or how much money we should put aside so we could get enough, or even how we can get the money to pay the registrations on time, and more and more. The more we thing about it, the more see clearly that there’s no way we can make it. But God order us to be still and know that God is God.
From my understanding being still is stay still, don’t do anything base on human mind or way. By being still means we wait upon God in prayer and Spirit, then we will know who God is, what he can do, and we will see and know more of him, we will get the answer.
So that what we are going to do, “Be still and know that God is God.”