Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob (Israel) is our refuge. Psalm 46:10,11
Did your parents ever say to you, "Be still!" when you were being fidgety or rowdy and they wanted to speak to you? So it is with God, he desires earnestly to speak to His children but we won't be still! As it says in Psalm 23 He leads us into green pastures and beside still waters, the green pasture being His word and the still water is because rushing water startles the sheep so that they cannot drink.
If you have developed a quiet time with God you understand that listening is the bigger part of your commune with the Most High and He doesn't speak when we are in turmoil or chaos or in a hurry to hear! The world is in an uproar and people are addicted to and distracted by technology, with their hand held this and that and their selfie sticks, they couldn't hear God if their life depended on it, but the truth of the matter is this: "Our life does depend on our ability to hear what our heavenly Father is saying!"
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Psalm 46:1-3
To know God is to hear Him, and to hear Him one must be still and quiet, listening for that still small voice of Holy Spirit's gentle touch. We are in one of the most dangerous times in the history of the world, enthralled in a deadly spiritual battle with the powers of darkness and it is imperative that we hear the commands of the Captain of the Host!
As the scripture states, "God is our refuge, a very present help in trouble." The question asked is: Have you ever seen this much trouble in the earth before? No, because we are the terminal generation, the last living expression of the Lord Jesus Christ in the earth and we must be His representatives and ambassadors to a fallen world in need of salvation. With this in mind, the fact that we are the only life guards on the planet able to save the multitudes from drowning in the vast ocean of humanity, we had better be still and know who our God is and be about His business, for the time of His return is nearer than you think!
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. (Us!) God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved, God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. (the darkest time of the night) Psalm 46:4,5 What are you waiting for? Dive in!
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin