By way of a brief introduction I have been on the journey called life - learning various things on a variety of topics as I move along. From time to time I have shared various things I have learned with others that I meet along the way. And, likewise others have shared various things with me as our paths coincide and cross along our respective journeys.
In the midst of all of this it occurred to me that it might be a good thing to publish some of the things I have learned along the way. Although most people won't be interested - in the possibility that you might be interested - I humbly offer you a look into my journey and what I have learned. This is a work in progress - it is and will be dynamic and flowing.
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Be is about being. Be is about being with you. The verb “to be” in all of its forms. When Moses asked you who to tell Pharaoh who it was who sent him – you said – tell him I AM sent you. There is no higher form of the verb to be than the great I AM. Being is about existence. I am is a present tense form. You are always the I AM – you are there in the present. To be is to exist – to live. You have made us man and woman – but we are called human beings. We are not human doings – although it seems sometimes like our lives are filled with doing. You created us in your image – if you are the great I AM – then maybe I am the small “i am”. Our being is tied to you. You tell us that Jesus was before all things, and in him all things hold together. We are held together – we have our life – through Jesus. When I am with you (being) and as you are present in my life then as I walk with you – my doing – the things that I do – the things that I say – the things that I see, hear, feel, taste, and smell all come through your presence in me. This is the mystery that Paul talked about that is revealed as Christ in me – the hope of glory. It is because of Jesus in me – that I can be Jesus to others. The bracelets that have been popular in recent years with the letters WWJD – i.e. what would Jesus do? are close but not what we should be seeking. It is the wrong question. The initials on the bracelet should be WWJB – i.e. what would Jesus be? Jesus said that he does nothing except what he sees his father doing in heaven. If we can be compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, lovingkindness, truth, covenant faithfulness, and forgiveness – the doing will flow from our being.