Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Spirit-inspired thoughts when I listen in the silence and live in the present risenness of Jesus.
Silence seems to be a foreign word in our culture these days. In fact, it’s almost a 4-letter word. And yet, it IS where the great I AM that I AM meets us. As Psalm 46:10 says, it IS where we know that He is God.
In his book psalms alive!, David Kitz writes: “Unless we cultivate a listening heart, how can we hope to hear Him in the din of life?” God calls us to be silent–because He knows being silent before Him and with Him is what we need to make true and good choices in this world that bombards us with noise.
As a writer, something profound happened to me when I began to live in God’s silence–I heard Him speak into my words. His Spirit would fill my mind with ideas, perspective, direction. In the silence, He breathed life into my words. And all I could do was worship Him for His goodness. Habakkuk 2:20 says, “The LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.”
And so I write; I move out of the silence and into the world with my words, praying that my words speak hope and peace and redemption. And that they will always flow out of my time dwelling in God’s silence.