This week, I have created a prayer exercise based upon Psalm 46:10a- "Be still and know that I am God."
Frequently, behind God's Word, He has images to look at, cultural context to understand, and actions to take. This is true of God's command to "be still".
As God's people, we are called to trust and be still. In God's terms it means to slacken. To relax. To let fall, especially the hands. The idea is that we are to leave off our own attempts. It is about letting go, loosing (not losing) control, and trusting God to deliver and rescue.
It's a process to trust God. That's why after the words, "Be still", he then says; and "KNOW that I am God." To know him the way He means, is that we would see AND perceive Him with clarity. He intends that we acquire intimate knowledge of who He is. The more we know Him this way, the more we trust Him to step in, the more we cry out that He intervene and take the reigns. The more we love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, the more we will find rest in storms and have peace that surpasses understanding. We will release and trust Him for deliverance.
God has many names to know Him by. One is Prince of Peace, see Isaiah 9:6. The prayer exercise at the end of the blog invites you into a quiet and restful time with the Prince of Peace. It takes about 5 minutes. Feel free to linger as long as you'd like though, there is no rush. Have your Bible and a pencil and paper near to journal thoughts and reference the Word.
Creating and distributing resources like the video below is one part of this year's goals for Into the Waters. Our mission is to inspire people to linger longer with God in prayer, resourcing the earnest to draw near and know Christ. If you are one of the "earnest", I invite you to receive a biblical prayer meditation resource like the one below, on a monthly basis!
For those who would support this ministry at a minimum of $10 per month, every month you will receive a 5-10 minute biblical meditation for use in your prayer closet! You will receive access to a "locked" page that will contain the meditation resources. Know your monthly support will help fund efforts as we go out and execute small group meditations, pray with people, and create more prayer resources for distribution and individual/group use. Help is needed to go out! The goal is to have 50 supporters at $10 per month or more over the next 6 months. Please pray for the ministry and agree for the provision!
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Would God lead you to be a regular supporter? We are a unique prayer ministry in terms of having a foundation based upon scripture meditation and active listening. The Spirit, the Word of God, and Jesus are the central inspiration! Thank you for considering being a monthly partner! If not, one time donations are always greatly appreciated, no matter how big or small. Blessings! God loves you! Press in for more and enjoy the meditation below!
MEDITATION DESCRIPTION: The "Be Still" meditation is completely silent. It lasts approximately 5 minutes and 45 seconds. It might help to watch it once before entering your prayer time. You will see the slides transition, with some holding for longer periods to give you time to pray and process. You will be prompted with questions and asked to consider what you need to release into God's hands in order to experience the stillness He promises our souls. Be patient with yourself and the process. Let God work in you. Note: For monthly members, future uploads will include some sort of musical chime or sound to keep you in tune with slide transitions. As well you will be given access to complementary resources for deeper levels of processing and life application. Enjoy!
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Into the Waters Ministry is a 501(C)3 public charity. Our mission is to inspire you to linger longer with God, to draw near and know Christ. For those willing, it is a place of supernatural hope and healing. I know this first hand. My name is Gina; and I'm the founder of the ministry. My 20+ year journey with God has been centered on immersing myself in the safe relationship God offers, learning about the power of surrender, and receiving His life in greater measure! I've experienced radical healing in mind, body, and spirit and believe God for more! I long for others to position themselves for the same! Into the Waters' resources help you spend quality time with God to enter His rest and receive His divine provision. Let us help you experience more of God! Read the blogs, try the exercises, participate in online sessions! His promises for life and wholeness are offered to all! But you have to say "Yes!"