#1066 – Beauty Of Silence

Good morning people who love to listen to God

I am compelled to mention another quote from A.W.Tozer in his book ‘The Pursuit of God’ (Kingsway Publications).

‘Whoever will listen will hear the speaking heaven. This is definitely not the hour when men take kindly to an exhortation to listen, for listening is not today a part of popular religion. We are at the opposite end of the pole from there. Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity and bluster makes a man dear to God. But we may take heart. To a people caught in the tempest of the last great conflict God says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10), and still He says it, as if He means to tell us that our strength and safety lie not in noise but in silence.’

Read that last line again.

Our strength and safety do not lie in the extent of our busyness or effort, religious or otherwise, but in our silence and listening ear. And this requires focus and discipline. Listening will not happen automatically in this day and age, for everything wars against it.

No one will give you the time you need.

I feel the Holy Spirit moving on me now as I write. Some of you are waiting for people to hand you time so you can listen to God. It won’t happen. It comes down to us prioritising our lives and then living according to our priorities. You need to prioritise time for listening to God.

What are you going to do about this challenge this week? If you don’t have time to think about it this week…hmmm…