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September 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Be Still and Know may seem like four random words put together, but it's so much more than that. There is power and a message behind those words. With the aid of clips from "It's Not About the Nail," " Good Will Hunting," and " Star Wars," the guys discuss what it means to "Be Still" in your walk with Christ and everyday life. So grab your gear and be blessed, right here on the Masculine Journey Radio Show.
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I not as much as the mountains to well you got the sound of the ocean while your be instilled if today's topic actually will just spill the beans will be still and know that I'm God.
So you're sitting out on the sand. I'm guessing Sam no apartment here Gloria so talk about this subject the other night I was just totally provoked. I mean totally provoked with the thought of using this clip that were fixed years, which for those of you have not seen this video, it's absolutely hilarious. If you're married, it's a must see for every man is called. It's all about the nail it's not about to nail Harold got it right. It's not about the nail but it is all about the nail in the dealer it is, is that essentially in order to understand the audio at this clip you got to know that the young lady has a giant nail sticking out the front of her head is embedded in your head and she's trying to talk to her husband about it, which naturally wants to pull the nail out and she wants to express her feelings. She doesn't want him to fix everything. So that's kind of set up which leads to quite a bit of hilarity for those of us remarried and experienced accounting but what is provoking is how many of us in prayer are telling God look it's just a nail. If we can pull it, you know, just in let's pull the nail out, God got but instead of be still so as you're listening to this I know you be thinking about your relationships with people, but think about it from a standpoint of your relationship with God because if you're like me, you're trying to fix something pressure and sometimes it feels like it's on me and I can just feel it like literally file in its relentless thing that scares me most is that I don't know if it's ever going to stop. You do have nail in your head.
Are you sure because know that if we got that out there trying to fix it. I'm not trying to fix it. I'm just pointing out maybe the nail is because you always do the things you just see I don't think that is what you need to think we need is to get the nail. Okay fine I will listen fine like all on sounds really hard on just so Sam sweater snagged to tell me but it is anxiety that is provoking as it could be because I can think of several items I've been telling God how to get this nail out exactly how we are to pull it out in every single thing and and and wow and I like you to to get a little context. We know the be still and know I'm not that I'm gone. I'm sure a lot of us understand that. But if we get it in context of this almost say that you know you does not actually want to be still in the middle of a war absolutely so I went and I just wanted to read and written commentary that speaks to kind of this scripture, falls right in the middle of a war battle zone and read the whole phone 46, but please do but read the verse before and after verse 10 verse nine he makes more ceased to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire.
He says be still and know that I'm God I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord Almighty is with us. The God of Jacob is our fortress.
So just jump on in their Harold in the middle of this war and I'll and and that's when it that's when the context of well I think we oftentimes create war with people that were around and I think the verse that that I wanted to share is Proverbs 10. This is the new English translation, when words abound. Transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise to know that I have often created situations when I used words syndicate my mouse. That's that's something that I think we often get into.
We got him back as he's been cruising his turn in my head when you said that Forrest Gump think and that's all I have to say about the cruise was wonderful but there was a pretty good illustration of that because we were scrambling around trying to do as much as we could and we did actually relax the first three or four days because we had to travel to get there but it was a wonderful experience. Best of that was when I did happen to get a chance to be still, listen to God and that was the Western Wall watching so many men as cells of the midsection as I could make worshiping God and listening and praying and weeping had this all happen.
God hit me with Jesus. Weeping over Jerusalem and I lost it so I wasn't still the whole time, but it was wonderful, peaceful time. So, Andy. Interestingly, you know, we ask people think about clips that resonate in and you went where no man has gone before, but I probably wouldn't of you know I've always talk taken that whole. Be still and know that God give us your quiet time get it really indicates your focus on him in the word but really just sit there and enjoy his presence, which is totally okay and that's the way we should all live our lives, but I didn't really put the stuff about the battle on the side of that scripture that things did this come out of nowhere and it's really him is it to me it's a direction to you know while the battle is raging. Whether it's worth bringing upon ourselves and and not and not engage in people properly and get in arguments or whatever or direct attack from the enemy were trying to take ground for the kingdom or wantonness in a go after men's hearts if we try to do all that in our own strengths were going to suffer and the dissolution for this to be still and know that he is God.
So I think we had a click, not from Star Wars.
It's Lynn Lukes going after the death Star can remember. Personally, that's right. So he you know he's he's had the background of the four C's talk to Obi wan about the force and this is because the force is you know when believe in the whole new age thing, but the force just look at it. Here is the God and the Holy Spirit given him direction and dissolution of the clip, it will be apparent what work were trying to communicate to me.
Mary is in the battle. Andy and and interestingly he's told to let go go. Be still think they totally correlate not sure they were thinking about Psalms 4616 then, but I mean it's spot on and and it's a beautiful picture when you think about it and it really is women talking throughout the show wanted to talk about the reminded back right of the Bible verse of the day every day out. Evan a hard time getting into a rhythm of when to study the Bible and Heidi my life.
I'm just I did or not, but I work at halftime I started doing that at lunch I give you the most stressful day and I would stop and get in the work just a little while he still got question and I would come back refreshed Mother's Day is just amazing and the myth of the stress of the day and all that but just anchoring myself and God really was the difference maker and I know that writing and point. Now I'm like why am I not doing that today I might do that tomorrow which tomorrow going. It's amazing. Sam makes sense although it united. I hadn't really ever occurred to me as well let you know that's my nap time so I like going a different way. Sam wanted to come in and tell you that the that was when I used to read the Bible as well during lunch at work. I never wanted to go out for lunch because there's too much traffic and it caused much money. So always took my lunch and I use that time because I didn't have time earlier, I had to get up and do the commute, but it was a great thing and it also showed other people who happened to walk by.
So without saying a word I said something so I applaud you for big Jim's been steady and well just have me out of the blue and hopefully that was God speaking. Matthew seven verses 21 to 23.
Which of always has always been a disturbing group for me. This might be what this is about.
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But if we don't spend the time and that relationship with listening to him. Anything we do this for nothing that's in first Corinthians 13 as well and in the clip as I but I love what you would you went with Sandy. I really do that man right there in the battle, but that the place I went with this in my thoughts was from a movie good Will hunting and and is set this clip up Robin Williams try to pick a name of the other actor that's playing with Matt Damon. This guy is a genius and a young whippersnapper and you know Robin Williams is kind like it was anger management shrink that he's got a deal with Robin Williams is really coming after him and in this process, you know Matt Damon about ripped his heart out because he doesn't know that his wife died of cancer, and he went after this painting it so he'd really really really upset Robin Williams before you this this scene that's on this park bench with him sitting there, but what I want you to think about or what what I thought about I should say is I is I listen to this dialogue was my own relationship with God for so many years. I read the Bible, but I didn't. I didn't ask the hard questions you know I didn't.
And so we eat.
You'll hear this description of what you can read about it but there's something deeper than that. But I really think that God is after an Robin Williams show some intimacy here that I think it's it's critical to that what you just described. End of him saying what you know we need to get to know each other. Yes, you can read the book is very nice you think responses like a fetish to devote some time to send me to be hearing forever through anything cancer New Mexican sitting up in the hospital for two months holding her hand as the doctors could see in your eyes terms. Visiting hours to society loss as it only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself. To love anybody look at you I don't seem intelligent confidence and cocky scared the church is going to possibly understand the depths of you that you presume to know about me because you saw painting in my five testing twist is that encapsulate you personally, but all that because you know what, I can't learn anything from you.
I can read in some book you you and I'm fascinated to it is his armor and you know as I thought about that clip Jim I realized that all I love the Scripture. I absolutely love description. I can't tell you the depths of the relationship that has been increased. When you mix together that being quiet and asking God what is this me what what you trying to tell me you know and and and actually hearing stuff from him like, and in the begin to feel it. You don't just read it you begin to feel it and and and therein lies this incredible love and enjoy you and peace, all those things that come.
This conviction of Mme. will and that what I want to figure it all out know it, but sometimes I avoid reading the Bible because I don't want to get emotionally involved at that level.
At that moment, all that well yeah this is you make my eyes water written break me down emotionally for an hour to do so will do that later and putting that office basically pushing away and not just the Scripture are you meeting the but that's intimacy in all sorts of different relationships and places and is about to jump off the table.
Harry found something, want not not at all you know I really I just put me on the spot. Robbie, I did.
I was looking through while we were sitting here because there's so much you get from different translations, most of them say very much the thing thing thing and when I was reading the other was out of the NIV and says he says be still and know that I'm got almost like a definitive directive from God.
You know here he says be still and know that I'm God, but it doesn't read that way and in the other translations, but I thought the message was really interesting in a message you know it is, paraphrase, but that sometimes this brings up it.
It just brings like our everyday language but it says step out of the traffic. Take a long, loving, look at me your high God above politics above everything. Nothing is pretty profound and just hearing that is is another view of the depth of that Scripture right and if you remember the very beginning of that clip. Matt Damon is making fun of the fact that he sit on the park bench ligaments wants as he has stepped out of the traffic and and and he sit out there you know going after intimacy. In this case with Matt anything is pretty much tell him that he really is on afternoon art is doing it anymore.
The congregation away than he has in the past or future loving there so many good elements that ultimately language is not great but it affected the end and the things that you learn from it.
Talk about the help think about Elijah. You run off after the crowd that whole situation with the fire I find God I got a find God in the film that's going to be God, not everyone that emotional bonding that the growth in relationship that the identity of the deep healing don't send an actual desire to find out.
I think about in my own case, and I know how wants to talk about his motorcycle days. I credit in old red is mean God is had some phenomenal conversations but in your case was on a motorcycle rider yeah that's the point I wanted to bring up is that while we tend to think of being sizable stream flowing down the mountain and nobody else around us as being the time to be still and know I just wanted to point out that some of the times that I really felt close was when I was on the motorcycle. I didn't. I didn't have one of those we have a radio that you can be playing or whatever it was just me and the sound of the bike, especially when I could be on a little deserted road, no traffic have to worry about. To me, that was still time with God. Looking at what he had created the enjoyment that I could experience from you and have a little bit of a sense of smell still back in and being out country like that so find your time with God. Regardless of where you are. You can tune things out so Jim once again I'm looking and looks like you have something I'm actually displaying still and spending time with God. That really is that we can encounter him when we're in the midst of something very exciting and dynamic but the times that have always been most special for me when I can't get away from everybody generally getting out in nature. I used to love to grab the mountaintop. I literally had seeking their there isn't a place or a time or a situation where he's not there available and if we stop now traffic light or anywhere you are. You have time to spend with God. If you think about it you desire that I'm only the Scripture read the battle you find much more disruption that must and so you know we got a battle, not only its November 7 through the 10 and we would love for you to come as part of the big deal Is because we do get a chance and be still, and I can assure you that that's where we see the big stuff Is between people join us November 7 through the 10th of the mass concerning radio.org and remember that commandment is the commandment you have not attended not to say