Monday, December 02, 2013

Prayer in Stillness as a Vacation (PrayerLife)

“Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

- Psalm 46:10

The Latin word for "be still" is: "vacate." Simon Tugwell, in Prayer: Living With God, writes: "God invites us to take a holiday [vacation], to stop being God for a while, and let him be God.”
- Cited in Yancey, Philip, Prayer, Kindle Location 427)

The literal, Hebrew word we translate as "be still" means "cease struggling." In prayer, stop struggling with God. Take a vacation from being God.

Let God be God.