QOTD: To what end are we to “be still,” “let go,” “surrender,” and even to “die to ourselves”? We must surrender our will and our mouths in order to know that God is in control as ‘Ribbono Shel Olam’ – the Master of the Universe. We “let go” in order to objectively know the saving power of God in our lives. We give up trusting in ourselves and our own designs in order to experience the glory of God’s all-sufficiency. Did you notice I included surrendering our mouths. We may surrender our mind, will, and emotion but way too often when calamity and unexpectedness interrupts our lives we have the tendency to excessively talk to ourselves and with others about the circumstances wreaking havoc in our world. Now don’t get me wrong,self-deliberation and talking to others can be therapeutic however, praying and then listening to God is far more rewarding. The Message paraphrase of Exodus 14:14 put it this way, “GOD will fight the battle for you. And you? You keep your mouths shut!” Now, let’s be honest and true to ourselves; this is some sound advice to embrace!