All Writings,  Life

Life in “Three Be”

I’m sure all are familiar with the term “3D” when it comes to watching a movie. Well, I would like to propose the term “3Be” when it comes to living your life. Let me explain:

Be Still— God implores each of us, Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

The flip side of this verse implies that when we’re not still, we lose sight of God. This simple verse  calls us to not just slow down, but to stop. Stop the spin…stop the RAT race (properly termed), and simply take time to meditate on God. When doing so, we come away knowing Him.  As a result, our perspective changes. Instead of focusing on our big problems and frantically asking a “small” God to help, we gaze upon on a huge GOD, peacefully knowing that He can take care of all our needs.

One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4
Being still and gazing on the Lord is NOT a waste of time; it’s a blessing…

Be Loved—  When we are still before the Lord, we can live up to our  given name, be-loved. See the connection of being still and being loved in these passages:

Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it… It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to His beloved even in his sleep. Ps 127:1-2

The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between His shoulders. Duet. 33:12

Remember true life begins with Him loving you, not you loving Him (see I John 4:19). Rest in this truth, beloved, so you can…

Be Thankful— When we learn to be still, and to be loved, then our hearts can do nothing but be thankful! After meditating on who HE IS, and HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US, a heart of gratitude sincerely and abundantly develops:

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Ps 69:30

Give thanks always in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thess. 5:18

So dear friends, if you’re spinning, stop; if you’re in the rat race, make every effort to get out. Learn to live your daily life in Three Be: be still, be loved, and be thankful. You will not regret it!  Because He promises, anyone who trusts in Him will never be disappointed. Rom. 10:11