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into the wilderness to be tested …forty days

March 6, 2014

Be still… Calm down, calm down!

“Calm down, and learn that I am God!”  That’s how the Americans’ Contemporary English Version of the Bible puts it. Psalm 46:10

Although “Be still…” is the most popular translation, it’s interesting to note a few others:

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Be at peace in the knowledge…
That’s enough! Now know…
Desist, and learn…
Be still and see…
Let go of your concerns!
      Then you will know…
Stop your fighting, and know…
Cease striving and know…
Be quiet and know…
Be silent, and know…
Be in awe and know…
Return and know that…
Stop your striving and recognise…

 …I am God.

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For a moment ‘desert’ the often distracting established trappings of organised religion…

Even if you cannot comprehend a God outside of our logic…

You might admit that when all constructs fail, as they will, there can be ‘still’ a big peaceful, quiet, awesome presence that breaths.

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