Tuesday, March 12, 2013

30 Days with Wesley: Sometimes...Silence

Most of us today have no idea of the incredible value of silence.  Or solitude.  Or simply being still and quiet even when things around us are quite noisy.

Of course, this all sounds good and even quite spiritual - until it is God who is silent, still, and quiet.  Because when we are seeking God and trying to discover what God is speaking to us, the last thing most of us are looking for us is silence...or solitude...or quiet.  We want to hear from God.  We want to know what God has to say.  And so we do the things we think we are supposed to do, or need to do, and sometimes...silence.

This is the 13th day of my 30 Days With Wesley journey.  You may have been following along with this here or on Facebook (or both).  And for me, especially tonight, it was one of those "sometimes...silence" sort of times.

That's OK...if you know what to expect and that this is a common part of our journey with Christ.  The things is, when God is silent is different than when we are silent.  When God is silent...God is speaking.  And you cannot hear what God has to say to you in the silence if you never have moments of sometimes...silence.

So take a few moments today...tonight...this morning...or whenever you are reading this...and be quiet.  Be still.  Be silent.  Listen.

And then...rejoice.

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