2 Chronicles 20:14-17 – “Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus, says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.” NKJV
As the darkness still hovers over my backyard there are the ever so faint signs of things beginning to spring to life for a new day. The stillness has a peace about it that is pleasant. There is ice on the trees and the temperature is hovering just above freezing. It is in this solitude I read God’s Word and am rejuvenated by the energy source that is God’s Word which inspires and empowers me. As I sit meditating and musing on the things of God the thought of Standing Still and Going Ninety Miles an hour floods my spirit…
I believe that we are at a cross-road in our nation and in many of our lives today. We are witnessing upheaval and trouble on every hand. There is much debate, argument, and disagreement about what we need to and should do on many fronts. We elect officials to govern and often they lose sight of what the real objective and purpose of the Republic are. We do that in our personal lives as well as we try to “Stand Still and go, Ninety Miles, an Hour.”
On the spiritual front, in our individual lives and as a nation, there comes a time when we need to realize that we face battles that are far greater than we in our natural state. We are surrounded by enemies on every hand who want to destroy us, physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, politically and spiritually. The enemy of our souls has and will show no mercy, he is the devil. Yet, if we seek the face of the Lord in true repentant prayer and intercession there will come a time when the Lord says to us as he did to Jehoshaphat and Judah, “You do not need to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”
I am taking that as a directive for life on every front. I am hearing the Lord whisper in my spirit to STAND STILL and LISTEN rather than run ninety miles an hour doing, scurrying about and planning. Just STAND STILL and LISTEN to the voice of the Lord. Once you hear His voice THEN it is time to act! That is in every arena of life! WAIT on the LORD; HEAR His Voice, ACT upon His Word!
Blessings as you go through your day!