Podcast #166: “Still” by Hillary Scott

Discovering Stillness in the Midst of Chaos in Psalm 46

For some reason I was operating in the assumption that when God instructs us to “be still and know that I am God,” He meant it was supposed to be quiet. However, a closer look at Psalm 46 reveals total chaos, not quiet. Hillary Scott in her song titled “Still” reminds us that God is indeed asking us to be still in the midst of our chaos.

Grab a friend and head over to Psalm 46 with me this week.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Study with a friend
    • Read the text out loud
  • The top three tips when studying with others
    • Don’t overthink it
    • Set aside your expectations
    • Pray before you begin
  • Allowing the perspective of others to reveal new things in Scripture
  • The last time I used Psalm 46 – Episode 128
  • Being still has nothing to do with “relaxing” or even “calm”
  • We are the holy habitation of God and Jesus is the spring of living water welling up within us to eternal life – Psalm 46:4
  • Seeking God first as our source of strength and refuge – Psalm 46:1
  • Moving from head knowledge of what Scripture says to heart transformation

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can listen to the official audio on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Scripture with a friend (don’t forget to pray first). You could choose Psalm 46 — hopefully I’ve given you some things to think about. Psalm 62 is another great Psalm that would go along with this song — it starts out by saying, “For God alone my soul waits in silence.” Discuss together what you’re reading. Highlight where you see characteristics of God and discuss the relevance of Scripture to your current situations. This may just become one of your favorite BITEs.

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