This morning I had a vision of an army entrenched with weapons pointed forward and the General kept shouting telling the army to HOLD BACK, HOLD BACK! and to Keep HOLDING back until the time HE releases the command to CHARGE !!!!
What were released, were so many people’s lives, who were conditioned on our obedience to our commander and Chief Jesus Christ. That means we only do HIS will, and do it in HIS perfect timing.
“And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house,” Ezekiel 3:26-27.
Being quiet is one of the attributes of the mature saint. “Study to be quiet….”
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing,” 1 Timothy 4:11-12.
I notice when it is quiet and still, and I remain in that place, I can feel a greater settled place in my soul.
Being silent is just as important in our growth to God, as is our obedience in saying or communicating.
Sometimes HE may say one word or maybe HIS presence of peace and person are there and that is it.
Beloved, communing in the presence of God should be as natural as air is to our lungs. Our obedience should be as natural as well.
We are HIS Gifts and HE determines when and what we (OR HE) does for HIM. If you find yourself feeling frustrated and aggravated because you can’t find enough words to write, speak or whatever form of communication you seek, I challenge you to get quiet, be still and know HE is GOD, (Psalm 46:10).
We are vessels of honor, fit for the master’s use. In time as HE leads, then HE will open us up.
Did you know your silence speaks volumes? Do you know that your body language and your spiritual discernment are active all the time?
Discernment can be good or bad. We must grow past the need to make “our” words heard, and realize it is ALL GOD. Since this is a fact we must rest and not get nervous or think God is mad at us OR something is wrong with us.
Beloved it is part of our growth so that we are not moved by anyone but HIM. Let not the silence of our soul make us feel insecure.
Looking to man and man’s opinions will set you up for a fall. It is simple beloved. Hush, be still, and trust the Lord to bring HIS instructions to us.
I feel so often that my tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth. I don’t fight it anymore, I yield to it, because the my tongue belongs to God and I sure don’t want to spew words that are not HIS or in HIS timing.
Sometimes HE says One word. God will test us over and over to make sure we haven’t taken off and started running stampede with the herd. Remember, cattle have herd mentality and run. Sheep are gently led and respond.
Be still, beloved and wait upon the LORD….. HIS best days are ahead and you are part of it! Be encouraged, says the LORD!
In silence and confidence we are defined and refined more and more.
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth,” Psalm 46:10.
“Remember beloved, that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to “HIS” purposes,” Romans 8:28.
“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not,” Isaiah 30:15.
Trust HIM beloved be still and know HE is God!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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