Saturday, September 15, 2007


These last couple of days I have purposefully been "Silent" from the was hard, but I was trying to sit still and know that HE is God...not me, but HE!!!

In the process of trying to carve out that time I did the wrong thing...I filled my days with appointments, people, lunches, coffees, errands, etc...and neglected to truly be silent and listen for Him. Check out a few things that I have learned today as I finally truly was "silent"...

According to Webster's Dictionary Online...
1 : forbearance from speech or noise:
2 : absence of sound or noise:
3 : absence of mention:

Now...check out these GREAT verses I found in the Bible about silence:

Lamentations 3:28 (The Message) - When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. Don't run from trouble. Take it full-face. The "worst" is never the worst.

Psalm 65:1 (The Message) [ A David Psalm ] Silence is praise to you, Zion-dwelling God, And also obedience. You hear the prayer in it all.

As I read through these verses I am reminded that it is good to be is good to sit still...and it is good to go off and be alone... I know that God still has a lot to teach me, but I think I finally realized today, that for me to hear Him...I need to be SILENT!

4 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Anonymous 9:07 PM  

wow. this was good. in OUR silence it is HIS time to speak.

Mel's World 4:09 PM is only when we quiet ourselves do we even have a chance to hear Him speaking to us...(it is so hard to do though, isn't it?)

wendy 12:21 PM  

Being silent is another form of submission. Like your hubby once said...sometimes we need to listen to God and stop talking. I think some of us (me) struggle with this...because we fear what God may be trying to tell us...instead we need to welcome Him in - through all circumstances...and then the hard part...but most important obedient to what we hear in our silent time with Him. Thanks for these verses to meditate on Mel.

Mel's World 2:50 PM  


You are so very welcome...thanks for your encouragement...


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