Day 5, Five Minute Prompt: SILENCE
The silence makes sirens go off in my head.
Be still makes me squirm.
I want TO DO.
I want TO GO.
I want TO BE HEARD.
In the silence, I hear whispers of “You’re not good enough.”
In the stillness, I feel muscles twitch with restlessness: “You’re not doing enough.” But this restlessness is only a distraction from living out the Golden Rule and The Great Commission. It keeps me sulking and self-seeking.
In the silence I can soak up His grace. In the stillness I can breathe Jesus in and rest knowing that the work Has already been done. I can DO, GO, and BE HEARD because I fell face first at the feet of Jesus and acknowledged my need of Him before I set upon my mission.
This is my theme and my philosophy of ministry. This is how change happens. Not by my hands or by my words. It happens in the silence and in the stillness. It happens with Jesus.
As I silently seek Him through the Word written long ago, and as I sit under the instruction of faithful servants, I move forward to do unto others.
But first I just have to Be.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Matthew 7:21-23).
Do you struggle with the silence?
How has God changed you in the stillness?
Talk to me in the comment section!
Other posts about silence and listening: Uncovering Stillness- The Very Cranky Mummy, The Irony of BarbieSavior on SheLoves Magazine
You are enough friend. I love sitting in the silence. I’ve learned that it is good for my soul.
Good for you! Souls are very important things to take care of 🙂
I feel you! Beautifully expressed – that tension between the very thing we need and that which squirm against? thanks for the link at the bottom too! So kind!
Tension is RIGHT! But GIRL you need your rest. Even when you’re sitting, you are busy growing a tiny human!
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