Be Still

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

Jesus taught us to pray with reverence when he modeled for us, “Hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9). His phrase is a petition, not a proclamation. A request, not an announcement. Be hallowed, Lord. Do whatever it takes to be holy in my life. Exalt yourself. Glorify yourself. You be Lord, and I will be quiet.

The psalm that says, “Be still and know that I am God” contains a command with a promise (Psalm 46:10). The command? Be still. Cover your mouth. Bend your knees. The promise? You will know that I am God.

In the midst of your family storms, and in this storm that has swept over our country and the entire world, make it a point to be still and set your sights on him. Let God be God. Be open and willing. Allow God to be hallowed– holy in your life.