Silence

Silence Written by Anita Anastasi

Silence

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven...a time to keep silence" says the Ecclesiastes.

It is important for us to realise the benefits that come when we are able to separate ourselves from the distraction of life, disengage from the world's hurry, noise and crowds and quiet our hearts before God and regain a spiritual prospective.

Even Christ had the urge to get away from the needy crowds following Him, to share times of silence to connect with His Father and keep this relationship ongoing on a daily basis. In the midst of our trials we can silently wait on the Lord; "... It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord... Let him sit alone and keep silent, because God has laid it on him" (Lamentations 3:25-29). It is God that has to intervene; "Do not keep silent o God! Do not hold your peace and do not be still o God!" (Psalms 83:1).

Being still also means being in silence and meditate. In silence we can pray, we can study the word of God, we can quiet our emotions of fear, doubt and worry while we stand still and await on the Lord.

The more we develop a relationship with God, the more we learn HOW He works, the more we learn to be still and let God's Mighty Hand work, instead of ours.

 

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