Do you ever feel God is silent? Not there? Unseen?
Maybe you are there now. You seek and search, yet no answer. You might feel Him stirring and moving your heart, but no real breakthrough. Oh I’ve been there, and I can tell you . . .
Silence is Oh. So. Awkward.
During this Christmas season as we look at silence, our minds are probably drawn to the old favorite Christmas tune:
Silent Night, Holy Night,
All is Calm, All is Bright
However, while it seemed quiet, God was moving loudly in the hearts of people.
Listen in to realize There is purpose when God is silent
–Christ was born after a period of silence! 400 years of silence. God was quiet long enough to get the attention of His people. He was preparing the way and the hearts of others to seek and search for the Messiah to be born.
Let the silence prepare your heart.
–Silence resonates of new beginnings, new life, and something unfamiliar fixing to happen. Don’t focus on the silence. Instead look to the heart of what God is preparing. Seek Him and absorb the moments.
Wait in expectation. (Psalm 5:3)
–Although unheard, He was there – moving, speaking, stirring, and preparing. It might feel like He’s left you, but just maybe He’s carrying you through the silence. As you sense silence in your life, know that God is fixing to do a new and incredible thing.
Stay in His presence, and prepare.
God speaks in the quietest of whispers.
For you to hear the softest of whispers from God, you need silence. <—-can I get an amen or a tweet?
Mother Teresa captures the importance of unwrapping silence so perfectly:
“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls.”
Does silence feel awkward to you? What do you feel God might be birthing within you?