I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalms 46:10)
Stillness is a powerful tool in the hands of a believer. It is the temper of mind that allows God to perfect us in the wisdom that only comes to those who wait on Him. While activities and busy-ness may gratify our souls for a moment, we are never truly satisfied until we are standing on the Rock of Ages. The Psalmist says we are planted like trees by rivers of living water (Psalm 1). There we find the blessed assurance of His care for us and His sovereignty over all things concerning us. The saint who acknowledges the Lord as he should is sure to be found at the feet of Jesus, in confidence, quietness, and strength.
We have to get to the point where we are sick and tired of ourselves and our own devices, because God will not move until we are still and quiet. He will not partner with a believer who is not yet surrendered to His will; but the instant we are, the heavens are open to us. It is God who is to be exalted, not men. Therefore, we must cease from our activities - no matter how noble - yield to Jesus, and let Him lead. It takes longer than it should for us to learn this lesson.
Let's Pray - Father, I am firmly planted, and I have set my mind and heart on heavenly things. May I be in agreement with You, receiving Your guidance, wisdom, and counsel in all things; refusing to be worried or afraid and following You closely each day. Amen.